July/August 2021

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Lukas Gornisiewicz was driving in Strathcona County, Alberta, late on March 19, 2021, when he noticed the wave of Northern Lights heading up the horizon in the northern part of the sky. | SkyNews
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March's magnetic onslaught

Canada's prairie provinces saw northern lights dance across nights of crystal clear skies. Here's a gallery of what they caught.

Lukas Gornisiewicz was driving in Strathcona County, Alberta, late on March 19, 2021, when he noticed the wave of Northern Lights heading up the horizon in the northern part of the sky. | SkyNews
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Apollo 15, 50 years later

The Apollo 15 mission focused on lunar exploration and science, landing in the Imbrium Basin and taking astronauts roving around the Moon.

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NOSH marathon

Not the right place or time for a Messier marathon? Try a new-object star-hopping marathon.

With the optional 0.8x reducer, the telescope can take wide images of deep-sky fields, such as Messier 35 and IC 443 in Gemini. | SkyNews
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Reviewing a SharpStar refractor

A new name in premium telescopes, SharpStar offers a range of refractors. Their new 94mm hits a sweet spot for aperture, price and portability.

Sagittarius and Scorpius rise above Lake Ontario. | SkyNews
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Summer sky binocular beauties

Spend some time outside and look for these easy-to-find summertime binocular targets.

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Hacking your scope

Tinkerer Blake Nancarrow regularly fixes objects and makes new things. Here are his tips on transferring those skills to your telescopes.

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Summer night sight-seeing

Some of the summer's best deep-sky targets can be spotted in binoculars and then explored through your telescope.

Siv Heang Tav took this image of the Perseid meteor shower from Gap Lake, Alberta, on August ‪13, 2020. | SkyNews
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Exploring the Night Sky

The short Canadian summer nights this year will be radiant with a prolific meteor shower and planetary meetups.

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Grades of outer space

Citizen science is opening doors to astronomy and space science for the next generation of students across Canada

Allendria Brunjes fights the Shardlings in Stellaris. Jenna Hinds, Benoit Larouche and Allendria Brunjes all teamed up to play and review space multiplayer games. | SkyNews
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Games in space

Looking for a fun way to connect with people through computer games that are out of this world? SkyNews looks at multiplayer games that have an astronomical twist

Two colliding clusters of galaxies, together called Abell 370, reveal how dark matter is both more abundant and less interactive than ordinary matter. | SkyNews
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Waiting for dark

Once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Canadian scientists may have their best chance yet at discovering the true nature of dark matter

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