In this month’s edition, we trace an ancient Greek myth across six constellations. The story will start high in the sky, near Polaris the North Star, and plummet far to the south.
In last month’s featured constellations, we discussed Sagittarius, Capricornus and Delphinus. In our September edition, we discuss Pegasus the flying horse (moose or baseball diamond), Aquarius the water bearer, and Piscis Austrinus the southern fish.
In last month’s featured constellations, we discussed the Summer Triangle, Scorpius, and Scutum. This month, we’ll discuss Sagittarius, Capricornus, and Delphinus. Last month’s constellations are included on the sky chart below for reference.
In this month’s featured constellations, we will discuss the Summer Triangle and the constellations of Lyra, Cygnus, Aquila, and Scorpius.
In last month’s constellation post, we featured Boötes the Herdsman, Virgo the Maiden and Libra the Scales. This month, we will discuss the constellations of Hercules, Ophiuchus and Serpens.
In last month’s constellation post, we discussed the Bears and a Dragon. In this month’s edition, we will talk about constellations that are ideal for warm weather observation.
In last month’s blog, we discussed some of the constellations that are prominent in the spring: Leo the Lion, Cancer the Crab, and Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice of Egypt’s hair). This month, we will focus on two of the most well-known, as well as one of the longest, constellations visible in the night sky: Ursa Major, the … Continue reading Featured constellations: the Bears and a Dragon
For thousands of years, humans have looked up at the stars. The stars helped them try to understand their purpose, and the role they play in our lives. To help memorize the different stars, patterns of connect-the-dot figures were created by many different cultures. Today, we recognize 88 official patterns or “constellations” of stars. In … Continue reading Featured constellations: Gemini the Twins, Auriga the Charioteer, and Canis Minor
As we round out the year of constellations, we will focus on some of the fainter ones seen at this time of the year. As they are faint, one must travel to pristine dark skies — such as those in provincial parks — to see them well.
In last month’s edition, we discussed Pegasus, Aquarius and the southern fish, Piscis Austrinus. This time, we will discuss the more popular northern fish (Pisces), Aries the Ram, and Triangulum the Triangle.