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Illustration of MAVEN spacecraft in orbit of Mars. (NASA) | SkyNews
MAVEN eyes two types of aurorae above Mars

NASA’s MAVEN observed two different types of ultraviolet aurorae simultaneously.

A reindeer at Jotunheimen National Park in Norway. A reindeer bull features prominently in Sámi sky lore. | SkyNews
Sámi: Looking for lost elements of night skies

Over the past couple centuries, much of Sámi sky lore has been lost, but what is known shows a culture that is intimately in tune with the land.

A view of Orion and the winter sky low in the south from a latitiude of 70 degrees north, near Oksfjord, Norway, in October 2018. This demonstrates the low altitude of southern constellations from far northern latitudes. (Alan Dyer) | SkyNews
Old Norse: Reading into ancient sky stories

Despite mastering the night sky, many old Norse sky culture details have been lost over time

Orion as seen from the Lut Desert in Iran in November 2017. (Parisa Bajelan)
Orion: Seven stars, countless stories around the world

Visible from both hemispheres, the constellation commonly known in astronomy circles as Orion holds myriad meanings around the world

The northern lights from a ferry sailing from Tromsø north toward Skjervøy on October 16, 2019. This is looking south with the Summer Triangle stars left of centre. (Alan Dyer) | SkyNews
World Asterisms Project: Stories in the stars

A list of asterisms from hundreds of cultures around the world is now available through The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The famous Leo Triplet of galaxies is composed of two Messier objects, M65 and M66, as well as NGC 3628. (Dan Kusz) | SkyNews
How to explore spring galaxies from Canada

Springtime is galaxy season in Canada. Discover the myriad of distant galaxies overhead with these viewing tips

U.K. imager Damian Peach captured this view of Comet Catalina on September 11, 2015, before its conjunction with the Sun.
Comets: What they are and how to see them

The brightest comets are rare, often only visible from Earth for a brief time. How do you catch them?

An image of Comet Leonard taken the morning of December 6, 2021. | SkyNews
Catch 2021’s best comet — Comet Leonard

If you live at a mid-northerly latitude, the coming week will provide a great opportunity to see Comet Leonard, the best-performing comet of 2021

Comet Leonard passed by the Whale and Hockey Stick galaxies in the constellation Canes Venatici on the morning of November 23. | SkyNews
Comet Leonard approaches early this December

Comet Leonard is predicted to be bright enough to see with the naked eye this December. Catch it before it disappears.

The Coathanger asterism, also known as Brocchi's Cluster and Collinder 399, is located in Vulpecula. | SkyNews
Summer night sightseeing: The Coathanger, Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Take a tour of the summer night sky, through the Coathanger asterism, as well as the Tweedledee and Tweedledum clusters.

Michael Watson took this image of the eclipse from Oakville, Ontario, at 5:56 a.m. EDT. He used a * 1253mm focal length telescope. | SkyNews
Photos of the solar eclipse: June 10, 2021

A beautiful eclipse greeted northern and eastern Canadians as they woke up on June 10, 2021. Here’s what our readers saw.

A diagram of Venus, June 2021. | Astronomy news & night sky events | SkyNews
Planets at a glance: June 2021

Jupiter and Saturn will start rising before midnight this month, while Mars and Venus start to spend more time in evening twilight.

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