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Pleiades Star Cluster

April Skies and Eager Eyes

April is the month of great change in the Yukon night sky.It is a time when the constellation of Orion is no longer high in the sky all evening and Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, sets on the horizon early after dusk.As...

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The Disappearing Yukon Night Sky

The month of April is at a close and, as May begins, great changes are taking place high overhead in the amazing Yukon Night Skies.It is a time of discovery and exploration with an endless supply of cosmic jewels that can be...

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Decembers Planetary Pile Up

If you were taking note of the High Lights in the last issue (and this one), you would have discovered that December is chock full of planetary action.The month started off with a very rare event: on December 1st, Venus, Jupiter...

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Misadventures & the Quirky Pair

Sometimes, night-time excursions do not always go the way one envisions them.Case in point, the other evening the Moon and Venus were supposed to be a mere 5 degrees apart from each other. Considering that 10 x 50 binoculars...

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December’s Dazzling Delights

December is, as always, an action-packed viewing experience full of discovery and adventure for all Yukon amateur astronomers. There are dazzling delights for anyone with binoculars or a telescope and the inclination to look up....

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