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?
Whether we can find answers to life’s mysteries or control our destinies or not, let’s take a look and see which constellation you can recognize tonight.
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!
Unlike our zodiac, the Maya described 13 constellations. They had two groups of 13; one of which approximates our zodiac, but with 13 divisions, and 13 clustered around Orion and around Sagittarius - Scorpio. More importantly, they had a "cosmic tree" tied with the milky way.
Most people know of 12 constellations that make up the ecliptic zodiac. Bu, there are two more that are often left out. Ophiuchus is one of them and is located near Scorpio and Sagittarius. The other is Orion that almost intersects the ecliptic at the border of Taurus and Gemini.
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.
Astronomy facts about the North Star (Polaris) and the Southern Cross (Crux) for kids. Learn astronomy for elementary age kids.
Taurus is a constellation which can be seen in the night sky during the months of December and January. Taurus can be recognized by a V-shaped asterism known as the Hyades, and the giant red star Aldebaran
As a planetarium presenter, I'll occasionally overhear somebody say, "The only constellation I can find is the Big Dipper," as he or she walks into the planetarium theater. I've also heard people say that the Big Dipper is their favorite...
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.