Galileo Moon 1609
A photo of the Moon matching the phase and libration angle on the 1609 night when Galileo made his telescopic sketch ()Gary Seronik)
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July/August 2009

  • Become a Better Observer: Sketch!
  • A Galileo Moment: Unfathomable Stars
  • The Marvellous Summer Milky Way
  • Two New 100-Degree Eyepieces
  • Globular Hunting in Hercules
  • Milky Way Rapture
  • Search for Other Earths Begins
  • Charles Messier’s Catalogue, Part 2

May/June 2009

  • A Galileo Moment: Imperfect Sun
  • Common Proper-Motion Stars of Spring
  • A Compact 70mm Apochromatic Refractor
  • Last Call for Saturn
  • Faint Spirals by the Dipper
  • Hooked on Astronomy: ‘Saturn did it!’
  • How Many Alien Civilizations Are Really Out There?
  • A Tribute to Charles Messier, Part 1

March/April 2009

  • Galileo Moments
  • Saskatchewan Meteorites
  • Is There Life After Galaxy Collisions?
  • Canadian Planetary Conjunctions
  • Saturn’s Rings On Edge
  • Price Breakthrough Cameras
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A.

January/February 2009

  • 10 Best Celestial Events of 2009
  • Review: Sky-Watcher Collapsible Dobsonian
  • Saturn’s Rings Edge-On
  • Readers’ Gallery
  • Winter Constellation Chart
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A

November/December 2008

  • Total Eclipse Of The Sun
  • 2009: International Year Of Astronomy
  • Exploring The Night Sky
  • Readers’ Gallery
  • Late Fall/Early Winter Constellation Chart
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A.

September/October 2008

  • Photo Of The Week Contest Winners
  • Refining the Shape of Our Galaxy
  • Exploring the Night Sky
  • Product Review: Sky-Watcher Refractor and AstroTrac Platform
  • Fall Constellation Chart
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A.

July/August 2008

  • Exploring the Summer Milky Way
  • Review: 4.7-inch Apo Refractor
  • Scoping the Dragon
  • Finding Neptune
  • Summer Constellation Chart
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A.

May/June 2008

  • Stargazing with Binoculars
  • Review: The Ultimate Beginner’s Scope
  • Mosquito vs. Stargazer: Getting the Upper Hand
  • 2008 Summer Star Party Calendar
  • Mystery Solstice Clouds
  • New Close-Up of Martian Moon
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A.

March/April 2008

  • Magnificient Mercury: The Unseen Side
  • Prime Time For Saturn’s Rings
  • Review: Are You Ready For The Cube?
  • How Will The Universe End?
  • Scoping Below Sirius
  • Review: FotoSharp Focusing Aid
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A.

January/February 2008

  • 12 Best Celestial Events in 2008
  • Product Review: William Optics Megrez 110mm apo refractor
  • Special Report: Comet Holmes
  • See February’s Lunar Eclipse
  • Planetary Portraits: New Views of Three Worlds
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A.

November/December 2007

  • Probing Dwarf Planets
  • August 2007 Total Lunar Eclipse Images
  • Product Review: Tele Vue Ethos
  • Product Review: 5-inch Newtonian
  • Mars Approaches Earth
  • Astronomial Gift Ideas
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A.

September/October 2007

  • Photo of the Week Contest Winners
  • Jupiter Cloud-Belt Mystery
  • Guide to the First Quarter Moon
  • Exploring the Night Sky
  • 2007’s Best Pleiades Cover-Up
  • Space Junk Threat
  • All-Sky Star Chart for Canada, Northern U.S.A.

July/August 2007

  • Over the Moon: Conjunctions and a total lunar eclipse
  • REVIEW: SkyShed Pod Observatory
  • Seeing Dark Nebulas
  • Bleak Future for our Universe
  • Overhyping a ‘Habitable Planet’
  • Scoping the sky: Little Lyra Above the Lights
  • On the Moon: Perusing Petavius
  • One billion light-years to a quasar
  • The Tears of St. Lawrence
  • Summer sky chart for Canada and the Northern U.S.A.

May/June 2007

  • Welcome to the Universe: Exploring the cosmos from your backyard
  • Canada-wide listing of star parties
  • REVIEW: Three of the latest DSLR cameras go head-to-head
  • Spectacular Saturn: Images from the Cassini Spacecraft
  • Find four planets in the evening sky
  • Scoping the sky: Serpens Caput
  • Huge lake found on Titan
  • Late spring star chart for Canada and Northern U.S.A.
  • Gemini Observatory’s new laser vision
  • On the Moon: Tycho and its rays

March/April 2007

  • January’s Surprise Twilight Comet
  • Comet McNaught Photo Gallery
  • Review: Celestron’s Computerized Backyard Telescopes
  • March’s Total Eclipse of the Moon
  • Canadian Robots in Space
  • Scoping for Gemini’s Deep-Sky Gems
  • Saturn for Astronomy Day
  • Early-spring star chart for Canada and Northern U.S.A.
  • Star-Forming Region NGC602
  • Of Saturn, a Comet and Surgery

January/February 2007

  • Your Guide to Celestial Events for 2007
  • New Horizons: A 10-year mission to Pluto
  • Review: Celestron’s new SkyScout personal planetarium
  • Catching Comet Swan
  • Gould’s Belt
  • Scoping Orion
  • Daytime deep-sky images
  • Winter star chart for Canada
  • The OB Associations of Winter
  • Saturn shines at its best

November/December 2006

  • The Edge of the Universe: Probing galaxies at 13 billion light-years
  • Steve MacLean’s excellent space station adventure
  • The “face” on Mars: New Mars Express Spacecraft images
  • Why Pluto Got the boot
  • Your guide to the Transit of Mercury
  • Astrophotography while sleeping!
  • Testing new William Optics APO refractors
  • Late-Autumn star chart for Canada
  • Deep-sky Readers’ Gallery
  • Scoping the sky for Cassiopeia

September/October 2006

  • Methane lakes on Saturn moon?
  • M81 & M82 — Backyard Astronomy’s Oddest Couple
  • Found: thousands of intergalactic vagabond clusters
  • Small-telescope Moon map
  • Guide to outer planets
  • Autumn stargazing Sky Chart and data
  • 2005 SkyNews Photo of the Week Contest Winners
  • Scoping the Sky: small-scope star fields in Delphinus:
  • David Levy explains why Canada’s better in summer
  • Ken Hewitt-White waxes poetic

July/August 2006

  • Jupiter’s intriguing new red spot
  • New Meade truss-tube Dobsonian scope review
  • Split comet visible
  • Starfest at 25: The evolution of a Star Party
  • Eclipse gallery
  • Summer stargazing Sky Chart and data
  • Jupiter now has two red spots
  • Scoping the Sky: Starry steam above the Teapot
  • Hubble Space Telescope measures ’10th Planet’
  • A cometary voyage

May/June 2006

  • Wall-Sized Poster Insert: M101, Earthshine
  • New Sky-Watcher scopes and mounts review
  • Split comet visible
  • Summer Star Parties calendar
  • Canadian Astronomy Clubs List
  • Late spring Sky Chart
  • How bright is the night sky?
  • Scoping the Sky: Tandem targets in Ursa Major
  • Peering back to the universe’s first instant
  • Singin’ the blues in B.C.

March/April 2006

  • Wall-Sized Poster Insert: Orion, Crab Nebulas
  • Jack Newton’s Nirvana
  • Cluster contrasts in Cancer
  • Readers’ Gallery
  • Smallest extra-solar planet detected
  • Early spring Sky Chart

January/February 2006

  • Hubble’s Star-Birth Nebula, The Beauty of the Universe—New Images
  • Martian Close Encounter
  • Readers’ Mars Gallery
  • Tele Vue’s Dioptrx: A First Look
  • Winter Sky Chart For Canada

November/December 2005

  • What’s the Definition of a Planet? The 10th Planet Question
  • Guide to Watching Mars
  • Readers Capture Cosmic Alignments
  • Tips for Buying a First Telescope
  • Comet Impact Results
  • Stockign Stuffers Gift Ideas
  • Scoping the Skies in Perseus
  • Amateur Astronomer’s Superb Planet Pics
  • Late Autumn Sky Chart

September/October 2005

  • Making Contact: Deep Impact Scores a Direct Hit
  • Photo Contest Winners
  • September’s Harvest Moon
  • 2005 Close Encounter with Mars
  • Manitoba Meteorites
  • Scoping the Skies in Cygnus
  • Quest for Exoplanets
  • Includes Double Poster: Moon and Planets

July/August 2005

  • 5-inch Maksutov-Cassegrain Review
  • Meade 5000 Series Eyepiece Review
  • Filter Review
  • Double Poster

May/June 2005

  • 10th Anniversary Issue
  • The Next Supernova
  • Includes Double Poster

March/April 2005

  • Digital SLR Cameras
  • Testing ‘Earth Centred Universe’
  • Titan Landing
  • Manitoba Meteorites

January/February 2005

  • November Aurora
  • Cold Comfort Attire
  • Best Uranus Photos

November/December 2004

  • 2005 Events Preview
  • Geminid Shower
  • Jupiter Occultation

September/October 2004

  • Venus Transit Photos
  • Total Lunar Eclipse
  • Double Poster

July/August 2004

  • Transit of Venus
  • Cassini at Saturn
  • Software Showdown

May/June 2004

  • New World Found Beyond Pluto
  • Comets in May

March/April 2004

  • Close Encounter with a Comet
  • Planetary Webcam Review

January/February 2004

  • Saturn at its finest
  • Clear Sky Clock
  • Double Poster

November/December 2003

  • November Lunar Eclipse
  • Best Mars Pic
  • New Saturn Image

September/October 2003

  • Mars Landings
  • Celestron CGE 1100
  • Pentax XW Eyepiece Review

July/August 2003

  • Mars Nearest Earth
  • Neptune and Uranus
  • SkyNews 50th issue

May/June 2003

  • Star Parties
  • Photo Contest Winners
  • Astronomy Clubs Listing

March/April 2003

  • Binoculars for Stargazing
  • New Moons for Neptune

January/February 2003

  • Best Solar Images
  • 10-inch Dob Review
  • Double Poster

November/December 2002

  • The Best Telescopes
  • Leonid Meteors
  • September 7 Aurora Pics

September/October 2002

  • Shooting Great Astrophotos
  • Saskatchewan Meteorites Bonanza

July/August 2002

  • Planetary Lineup Gallery
  • Meteor Magic
  • More Ikeya-Zhang Pics

May/June 2002

  • Star Parties
  • Comet Ikeya-Zhang Pics
  • Astronomy Clubs Listing

March/April 2002

  • Five Planet Line-up
  • Chandra Galactic Core
  • Meteor Photos

January/February 2002

  • North America’s Light Pollution
  • Star Clusters for Binoculars

November/December 2001

  • Canadian Comet
  • Leonids Storm
  • Nexstar 11 Review

September/October 2001

  • African Eclipse
  • Occulation Gallery
  • Mars Dust Storm

July/August 2001

  • Sagittarius/Scorpius
  • 8-inch Dobsonian Review

May/June 2001

  • Virgo Galaxy Cluster
  • Extra-solar Planets
  • Summer Star Parties

March/April 2001

  • Chris Hadfield
  • Giant Planet
  • Xmas Eclipse

January/February 2001

  • Winter Sky Guide
  • Cassini’s Jupiter
  • Readers’ Gallery

November/December 2000

  • Christmas Eclipse
  • Astronomer’s Look For Increased Funds

September/October 2000

  • Best Astrofilms
  • Digital Cameras
  • Software Showdown

July/August 2000

  • Summer Triangle Finderchart
  • Edge-On Galaxy

May/June 2000

  • Astronomy Clubs
  • Editor’s Bookshelf
  • Lunar Eclipse Gallery

March/April 2000

  • Meteorites in Canada
  • Testing Two “Smart” Scopes

January/February 2000

  • Beginner Telescope Reviews
  • Great Hubble Shots

November/December 1999

  • Solar Eclipse Photos
  • Dobsonian Telescope Review

September/October 1999

  • Hubble Deep Field
  • Gemini Observatory

July/August 1999

  • Taking Your First Astrophotos
  • Colliding Galaxies

May/June 1999

  • Conjunction Photos
  • Noctilucent Clouds

March/April 1999

  • The Nearest Star Clusters
  • Moon Photography

January/February 1999

  • Winter Sky Treasures
  • Meade ETX Review

November/December 1998

  • Planets of Other Suns
  • Leonid Meteors

September/October 1998

  • Arctic Sky Lore
  • Jupiter’s Red Spot

July/August 1998

  • Hubble Satellite Photos
  • Gamma-Ray Bursts

May/June 1998

  • Photo Contest
  • Caribbean Total Solar Eclipse

March/April 1998

  • Deep-Sky Wonders
  • Equatorial Mounts Primer

January/February 1998

  • Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
  • Northern Lights

November/December 1997

  • Asteroid Danger to Earth?
  • Pathfinder At Mars

September/October 1997

  • Cassini To Saturn
  • Cosmic Influences

July/August 1997

  • Special Comet Hale-Bopp Issue

May/June 1997

  • Hubble Telescope
  • Photographing Star Trails

March/April 1997

  • Comet Hale-Bopp
  • Comet Photography

January/February 1997

  • Sold Out

November/December 1996

  • Hubble Deep Field
  • Fossil Life From Mars

September/October 1996

  • Jack Newton’s Universe
  • Choosing a First Telescope

July/August 1996

  • This issue is sold out

May/June 1996

  • Binoculars for Stargazing
  • Blue Moon Mythology

March/April 1996

  • Moonlight Photography
  • Build Your Own Telescope

January/February 1996

  • This issue is sold out

November/December 1995

  • Canada’s Planetariums
  • Beginners’ Telescope Test

September/October 1995

  • Kuiper Belt Comets
  • Naked-Eye Observing

July/August,1995

  • Sold Out

May/June 1995

  • Premier Issue
  • David Levy’s Comet Quest

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