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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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The Martians Are Coming

As the month of October closes and frosty November begins, the window of opportunity for observing Mars begins. This little red planet has captured everyone’s attention and curiosity. Is there life on Mars? and where are...

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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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A Yukon Galileo Moment

As the International Year of Astronomy winds down, I am often asked, “What was it all about?” and “Was there anything to come out of it that the average person in the street could benefit from?”The answer...

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Cosmic Silhouettes

The weather is returning to a more normal routine, and although I do love the warmer weather, it does make for cloudy nights, offering few opportunities for deep-sky observing.It is Saturday night, the temperature is minus 18...

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