Little Dipper

Little Dipper Asterism

Known as the Little Dipper or Little Bear, the constellation Uraa Minor is located in the far northern sky. Just as with the Big Dipper Asterism, the tail of the Little Dipper may also be seen as…


Big Dipper

Big Dipper Asterism

The Big Dipper asterism consists of 7 bright stars of the constellation Ursa Major, with 6 of the 7 bright stars being second magnitude stars and 7th star, Megrez, is of third magnitude. 4 of the 7 stars define a “bowl”…



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Top 10 Bright Stars In The Sky

Curious about the bright star in the sky that you see and are unsure what it is? Looking to find out what the 10 brightest stars in the sky are? Find out what these stars…


Virgo

Virgo

Virgo is one of the constellations of the zodiac, with a name that is Latin for virgin. Lying between Leo to the west and Libra to the east, Virgo is the second-largest constellation in the…



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5 Great Space Related Holiday Trips

These ideas are outside of the Pacific Northwest with the idea being that you are going outside of the area to go somewhere. These locations are all across the US and cost different amounts to…


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General Solar Eclipse Facts

Here are some facts about what happens during a total solar eclipse, regardless of the length of totality, that will blow your mind! As long as there is totality, the eclipse will usher in these…


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Top 5 Space News Stories of 2022

2022 has been a very busy year for astronomy and Space on so many levels. From launches to first photos and many firsts, 2022 will go down in history as a year of many firsts….


Capricornus

Capricornus

Located in the Southern Hemisphere, Capricornus represents a creature that is a blend of fish and goat; with the name in Latin translating to “goat horn.” Capricornus is among the faintest constellations in the sky,…