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March/April 2017 Issue

In this issue: Why eclipses happen, star trail astrophotography, seasons of the Moon, Celestron’s Advanced VX Mount and more.

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Eclipse 2017: Celestial Shadow Show

What causes the Sun to black out and why doesn’t it happen more often? David A. Rodger

The Inside Story On Supernovas

Canada’s premier neutrino experiment is set to join a global effort to detect exploding stars. Ivan Semeniuk

Product Review: Celestron’s Advanced VX Mount

We evaluate a sturdy and portable computerized mount designed for viewing and imaging. W. John McDonald

On the Moon: Seasons of the Moon

Springtime offers lunar observers some of the year’s best views. Gary Seronik

Scoping the Sky: Celestial Sickle Tour

The large asterism symbolizing the head of Leo the lion features several interesting stars plus a bright galaxy. Ken Hewitt-White

Cosmic Musings: Cold-Weather Astronomy Adventures

Frigid conditions can test your stargazing tolerance and resolve Terence Dickinson

Capturing The Universe: Star-Trail Astrophotography

With the help of the Earth’s rotation, you can create dramatic night-sky shots. Tony Puerzer

Exploring the Night Sky: The Moon Grazes Aldebaran

A rare grazing occultation is the highlight of the March/April 2017 night sky, but there’s plenty more to see. Alan Dyer

Editor’s Report: The Curse of Venus

The solar system’s brightest planet attracts all kinds of attention. Gary Seronik

Constellation Corner: Hydra

The largest constellation winds across the southern spring sky. Ken Hewitt-White

Plus much, much more!