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Category: Star Charts

Star Chart - July 2019

After Sunset In the early summer, the Big Dipper is easy to find, high in the northwest after sunset. Connect the dots to imagine a big spoon or ladle high above. The Big Dipper is not officially a constellation; it’s what astronomers sometimes call an asterism . It’s a familiar name for this pattern of stars, especially used by observers in the United States, but it’s not one of the 88 constellations recognized by astronomers worldwide. Ursa Major the Great Bear ... Read More
Posted by Carly Vaughn at 7/5/19
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Star Chart - June 2019

After Sunset In the late spring, the  Big Dipper  is easy to find, high in the northwest after sunset. Connect the dots to imagine a big spoon or ladle high above. The Big Dipper is not officially a constellation; it’s what astronomers sometimes call an  asterism . It’s a familiar name for this pattern of stars, especially used by observers in the United States, but it’s not one of the 88 constellations recognized by astronomers worldwide.  Ursa Major... Read More
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