Astronomy, Guide to Space
20 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
Uranus was named in honor of the father of Cronos in Greek mythology, befitting its place in the Solar System beyond Saturn and Jupiter.
24 Feb , 2017 by Tammy Plotner
Located in the northern hemisphere is Cepheus, one of the 48 constellations included by Ptolemy in his classic work, The Almagest.
10 Feb , 2017 by Tammy Plotner
Located in the southern skies is the classic constellation Centaurus, the ninth largest constellation and one of the original 48 included by Ptolemy in his Almagest.
3 Feb , 2017 by Tammy Plotner
In the northern skies (recognizable from its W shape) is the familiar constellation of Cassiopeia, one of the 48 traditional constellations
13 Jan , 2017 by Tammy Plotner
Located in the ecliptic plane of the galaxy, where it is bordered by other “watery” asterisms, is the ancient constellation Capricornus, the “Sea Goat”.
23 Dec , 2016 by Tammy Plotner
Located in the northern skies, surrounded by the Monoceros, Gemini, Cancer and Hydra, is the constellation known as Canis Minor.
4 Nov , 2016 by Tammy Plotner
Located in the Zodiac, the asterism known as Cancer is a medium-sized and relatively faint constellation, and one of 88 recognized by the IAU today.
15 Jul , 2016 by Tammy Plotner
In the northern skies, flanked by the Big Dipper, lies the Bootes constellation, one of the traditional constellations listed by Ptolemy
6 May , 2016 by Tammy Plotner
In the northern skies lies the constellation Auriga, one of the 44 described by Ptolemy and one of the 88 constellations recognized today by the IAU
29 Apr , 2016 by Tammy Plotner
On the ecliptic plane, bordered by constellations of Perseus, Pisces, and Taurus, is the ancient constellation known as Aries
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