September/October 2020

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Fly by night

Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) doesn’t visit often. But the naked-eye wanderer stopped over in our skies in July, becoming the object of astrophotographers’ affections across Canada.

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SkyNews Photos of the Year

See the best of Canadian astrophotography in our 18th annual photo contest.

Mars in the Badlands
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Red Planet October

Three planets reach opposition over the course of two months, with Mars giving us its best opposition this decade.

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Telescopic view of history

The Dorner Telescope Museum encourages a tactile learning experience through lenses of the past.

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Admiring the Moon

For most of us, the Moon is the first astronomical object we noticed, and it’s a shame that it often has to endure the ire of stargazers. Here's an ode to the Earth's lunar companion.

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Cosmos from the classroom

SkyNews explores post-secondary options to pursue astronomy in Canada. Includes a list of English universities offering related programs.

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The astronomer’s bookshelf

Good books add an extra dimension to amateur astronomy. Here's our recommended literary starter pack.

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Sky-Watcher mount review

New Sky-Watcher mounts provide grab-and-go portability.

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