Northern Skies

The Sky this Month - February 2017

Hunting The Hare

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The Sky This Month - January 2017

The Winter Milky Way

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The Sky This Month - December 2016

Long Winter Nights

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The Sky This Month - November 2016

Cassiopeia

One of the most iconic asterisms in northern skies is the famous “W” Cassiopeia the Queen. Mythology states she was extremely vain and with the help of King Cepheus, was about to sacrifice their daughter Andromeda to appease the god. But the tale is not bleak as she was saved by Perseus. The five bright stars that make up Cassiopeia can be seen any time of year from Canadian soil as this is a circumpolar constellation.

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The Sky This Month - October 2016

Aquarius the Water Bearer

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The Sky This Month - September 2016

Our Neighbouring Galaxy

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The Sky This Month - August 2016

Summer Time Treats part 2

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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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