Author Archives: Peter McMahon

SkyNews Mount Carleton column – web extras

This issue (Nov/Dec 2014) of SkyNews Magazine, I did a column on Mount Carleton Provincial Park, in New Brunswick. Here are some more features and amenities in the park that I didn’t have room to elaborate on in the column: Accommodations – campgrounds in … Continue reading

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SkyNews Wood Buffalo column – web extras

This issue (Sept/Oct 2014) of SkyNews Magazine, I did an extended (4 pages, instead of the normal 1-2) on Wood Buffalo National Park, in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories/Alberta border (world’s largest dark sky preserve, larger than Switzerland or the moon Mimas … Continue reading

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More info on Canada’s dark sky preserves (web extra from Sky & Telescope Aug ’14 issue)

This summer, I was thrilled to have my first U.S. astronomy article published – a back-page piece on Canada’s dark sky preserves for  Sky & Telescope magazine. Below, you’ll find info and links to every single one of Canada’s “astronomy parks”, … Continue reading

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Above & Beyond magazine aurora column – web extras

This month, I’ve had the honour of writing for Above & Beyond, the in-flight magazine of First Air – one of the airlines that generously brought me to the NWT to speak at their annual tourism AGM. In that article, … Continue reading

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Mont-Mégantic SkyNews dark sky column – web extras

Back in August of this past year, I had the chance to tour the Canadian dark sky preserve that is perhaps most shrouded in mystery for most Canadians (and that’s a shame) Mont-Mégantic International Dark Sky Reserve in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. … Continue reading

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Fundy SkyNews dark sky column – web extras

Back in May of this year, I had the chance to tour the dark sky preserves of Canada’s Maritime provinces (five in-all.) One of my favourites – day or night – was New Brunswick’s Fundy National Park and The Hopewell … Continue reading

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Kejimkujik SkyNews dark sky column – web extras

Back in May of this year, I had the chance to tour the dark sky preserves of Canada’s Maritime provinces (all five of them!) First-up was Nova Scotia’s Kejimkujik National Park, a few hours south of Halifax, not far inland … Continue reading

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Photos from upcoming article on Wood Buffalo national park

This September, I spent a week in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories and Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada’s latest dark sky preserve. At 44,000 square km, “Wood Buff’” is now the Link to this post!

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Kouchibouguac SkyNews dark sky column – web extras

In the September/October 2013 issue of SkyNews magazine, I took the first look at the dark sky preserves of Eastern Canada. Over the next year, I’ll have reports from a dark sky preserve in Nova Scotia, Quebec, and five in … Continue reading

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Wild astro gear column in SkyNews magazine: web extras

In the July/August 2013 issue of SkyNews magazine, I took a break from specific stargazing locales in my Wilderness Astronomer column to recommend the top 5 “killer apps” – figuratively and literally – for stargazing in the great outdoors. As … Continue reading

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