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The Sky This Month - July 2016

Summer Time Treats part 1

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The Sky This Month - June 2016

Bootes The Herdsman

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The Sky This Month - May 2016

Leo Major, Virgo and The Mercury Transit

According to mythology, the Nemean Lion named Leo had a reputation of terrorizing and preying upon people to satisfy its appetite. This man-eating beast was indestructible as weapons comprised of bronze, stone and even iron could not penetrate its skin. But the lion was no match for the mighty Hercules who strangled Leo and placed him in the night sky to show off his conquest.

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The Sky This Month - April 2016

Gemini Twins

After a long cold winter, we now get to enjoy some spring observing. Gemini the Twins in one of Ptolemy’s 48 original constellations and in fact the word Gemini comes from the Latin meaning “twins”. Dominated by the stars Castor and Pollux, Gemini’s outlines twin figures. Mythology states Pollux is the son of the mighty Zeus whereas Castor was a mere mortal. As the story goes, they were placed in the sky to be together for all time. Although the two stars might appear close in brightness, they physical properties are quite different.

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The Sky This Month - March 2016

Sky This Month – March, 2016
By: Gary Boyle, Ottawa

Hunting The Hare

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The Sky This Month - February 2016

Orion Battles the Bull,

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The Sky This Month - January 2016

The River Eridanus,

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The Sky This Month - December 2015

A Long Awaited Comet,

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The Sky This Month - November 2015

The Great Square

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The Sky This Month - November 2015

The Great Square

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