A comparison of the Sun's size with the largest stars in the Milky Way. You will really be surprise how big some of these stars are with respect to the Sun or how small the Sun is to them.
Do you know the history of Leo the Lion? Can you locate it in the sky? Find out the answers to these questions and learn some interesting facts about this ancient constellation.
The Story of the Seven Sisters There are several versions of the same myth. Depending on the research and your own personal preference the information actually remains pretty much the same. In a nutshell, the seven...
The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters, is easily recognizable once you know how to find it. Where and when should one look to find the Pleiades star cluster in the night sky?
This is part 3 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Astronomy. Make a comet, study and paint Van Gogh's "Starry Night ," decorate a cookie to learn the parts of the sun, form asteroids out of mashed potatoes, assemble...
An introduction to astronomy as a hobby for children
The constellation Libra has a mythological history, just like all the constellations that circle the zodiac. Find out about how "scales" relate to Libra and see what stars make up this constellation.
An explanation of how the sun burns without needing oxygen and what will happen when it dies.
Not a frequently talked about subject in popular science, these objects may offer more to our knowledge of the universe than initially thought.
Pollux and Castor are the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini. They have quite the mythological history. Pollux was immortal and Castor was not. Read to find out how they ended up in the sky!