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 sisters were mortals whose...
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?
A fascinating look into the lives and deaths of stars, and why iron is the most dangerous element in the universe.
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.
The constellation of Cancer has an interesting mythological history. It was "cast" into the sky by Jupiter. It also has lots of double stars, and a very interesting star cluster called The Bee Hive. Read on to find out more about interesting facts about Cancer the Crab.
An article summary about the different constellations and other astronomical objects visible to the naked eye as viewed during the winter months, in the Northern Hemisphere.
Astronomy facts about the North Star (Polaris) and the Southern Cross (Crux) for kids. Learn astronomy for elementary age kids.
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 addition, there is a 13th constellation that intersects the ecliptic and that is...
Learning how to find the north star amongst the stars and constellations of the solar system and Universe remains surprisingly easy. This helpful guide helps you locate the Great Plough in easy astronomy terms.