Scopes for starters

Buying a scope and the appropriate accessories can seem like a daunting task for beginners. Here’s a starter’s guide.

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How to make your house dark-sky friendly

Working on making a dark sky visible in your area? You can start at home.

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Canadian Astronomy Clubs

Want to meet people interested in astronomy? Our list of coast-to-coast clubs in Canada will help you locate a group near you.

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Basic Stargazing Essentials

Here are five important tips to help get you started.

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The Joys of Stargazing

What compels you to view the night sky?

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Getting Started in Astronomy: Part 4

Once you know the basics, going deeper is fun and easy.

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Getting Started in Astronomy: Part 3

Stargazing and telescopes go hand in hand.

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Getting Started in Astronomy: Part 2

There’s plenty to see from your backyard especially if you use binoculars.

Binocular girl
Getting Started in Astronomy: Part 1

The universe is a vast, magnificent place. And it’s yours to explore on any clear night.

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