On July 20, 1969, 50 years after the Vickers Vimy voyage, the Apollo 11 lunar lander, Eagle, set down on the Moon. (NASA)
On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar lander, Eagle, set down on the Moon. (NASA)

July/August 2019 Issue

In this issue: Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11, software picks for summer stargazing, capturing the Milky Way.

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The Canadians Behind Apollo’s Triumph

When Apollo 11 landed on the Moon 50 years ago, Canadian expertise helped make it happen. Christopher Gainor

My Great Apollo 11 Adventure

When Apollo 11 lifted off, a Canadian kid had a front-row seat to history. Don Cameron

Product Review: App-Assisted Astronomy

Enhance your summer stargazing with these software picks for phones and tablets. Alan Dyer

Scoping the Sky: Lyra’s Other ‘M’ Object

Globular cluster M56 is worth scrutinizing in suburban scopes. Ken Hewitt-White

On the Moon: Searching For Tranquility Base

Finding the Apollo 11 landing site takes patience and a careful approach. Gary Seronik

Capturing the Universe: Photographing the Summer Milky Way

A dark sky is the key to creating dramatic photos of our galactic home. Tony Puerzer

The Binocular Sky: Lyra’s Lucky 7

Have a look at this collection of attractive double stars near Vega. Ken Hewitt-White

Exploring the Night Sky: More Cluster Close Encounters

The Moon passes by two of the sky’s finest star clusters at dawn. Alan Dyer

Constellation Corner: Sagitta and Vulpecula

Classical mythology has propelled Sagitta the arrow all over the summer sky, leaving Vulpecula the fox a little bit wary. Ken Hewitt-White

Gallery: One Giant Leap

Humankind’s first steps on another world were recorded on film for posterity.

Plus: Sky News Briefs, Editor’s Report, Parting Shot and much more!