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On any starry night, you can enjoy the beauty and mysteries of the heavens with nothing more than binoculars and a deck chair to lie in the backyard, in a field or on the beach. The further you are from city lights, the more you will experience the awe and wonder of Canadian skies.
Each week, NRC's Ken Tapping will lead you in discovering something new going on in the skies above you. Dr. Tapping is an astronomer at the NRC-Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, and is based at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton, BC.
Dr. Tapping pens these articles as one of his many activities to promote public understanding of astronomy. Subscribe to receive weekly editions of the "Skygazing" article.