Wednesday, February 15, 2023

SkyNews is closed

End of an era.

The end of a magazine.

The only Canadian magazine on astronomy.

A legacy created by Terry Dickinson.

Taken over, for a short time, by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

But it was a sinking ship for a long time. COVID hit. Paper costs have skyrocketed (no pun intended). Shipping costs rose. RASC could not rescue it. They didn't have the acumen to do it.

SkyNews closed piece

I'm sad for a few reasons.

Yes, I was getting paid for my writing. But to me, that was a perk.

I really enjoyed reaching Canadians from coast to coast to coast, sharing my discoveries in 3D printing, on planning software, on imaging.

I enjoyed just reading the magazine. It was one of my primary sources for planning, knowing what was happening in the sky for the next two months.

And it's all gone.

It's a sad day.

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