Stars & Constellations
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.
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,...
If we look along the ecliptic and the constellations of the zodiac, one thing becomes apparent and that is they are not all 30 degrees in extent. some are more and some less. Only a few are actually 30 degrees. In...
Though both are ways to talk about groupings in the sky, galaxies and constellations have many distinguishing features.
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?
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...
A fascinating look into the lives and deaths of stars, and why iron is the most dangerous element in the universe.
All boundaries reveal new phenomenon and these are no exception.
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!
Oftentimes in science, we encounter boundary objects that push the theories we have to the brink. Take brown dwarfs for example. Planet or star? You be the judge.
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