A reindeer at Jotunheimen National Park in Norway. A reindeer bull features prominently in Sámi sky lore. | SkyNews
Sámi: Looking for lost elements of night skies

Over the past couple centuries, much of Sámi sky lore has been lost, but what is known shows a culture that is intimately in tune with the land.

A view of Orion and the winter sky low in the south from a latitiude of 70 degrees north, near Oksfjord, Norway, in October 2018. This demonstrates the low altitude of southern constellations from far northern latitudes. (Alan Dyer) | SkyNews
Old Norse: Reading into ancient sky stories

Despite mastering the night sky, many old Norse sky culture details have been lost over time

Orion as seen from the Lut Desert in Iran in November 2017. (Parisa Bajelan)
Orion: Seven stars, countless stories around the world

Visible from both hemispheres, the constellation commonly known in astronomy circles as Orion holds myriad meanings around the world

The northern lights from a ferry sailing from Tromsø north toward Skjervøy on October 16, 2019. This is looking south with the Summer Triangle stars left of centre. (Alan Dyer) | SkyNews
World Asterisms Project: Stories in the stars

A list of asterisms from hundreds of cultures around the world is now available through The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The famous Leo Triplet of galaxies is composed of two Messier objects, M65 and M66, as well as NGC 3628. (Dan Kusz) | SkyNews
How to explore spring galaxies from Canada

Springtime is galaxy season in Canada. Discover the myriad of distant galaxies overhead with these viewing tips

The Coathanger asterism, also known as Brocchi's Cluster and Collinder 399, is located in Vulpecula. | SkyNews
Summer night sightseeing: The Coathanger, Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Take a tour of the summer night sky, through the Coathanger asterism, as well as the Tweedledee and Tweedledum clusters.

A diagram of galaxies visible in Boötes. | SkyNews
Great spring galactic adventures

Trek through Leo and Boötes this spring to find a treasure trove of galaxies hidden in plain sight.

‘Running’ the Messier marathon

It’s one all-nighter, 110 objects, and a pretty awesome feather for any visual astronomer’s cap. Here are some tips on running the Messier marathon.

Venus meets the Pleiades

Earlier this month, RASC members across Canada looked up and watched Venus as it crossed the Pleiades over the course of a few nights.

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