Big Dipper

Do Stars Move? Tracking Their Movements Across the Sky

The stars look static in the sky, but are they moving? How fast, and how do we know? What events…

5 years ago

The Big Dipper in the Year 92,000

Using a handy time machine, we zoom into the future to get a sneak peek at the sky to come.

6 years ago

The Constellation Boötes

In the northern skies, flanked by the Big Dipper, lies the Bootes constellation, one of the traditional constellations listed by…

6 years ago

How Big Is The Big Dipper?

The Big Dipper is big. Come on, it's right there in the name. But how big is the Big Dipper…

8 years ago

Something In Big Dipper ‘Blob’ Is Sending Out Cosmic Rays, Study Says

Behind the Big Dipper is something pumping out a lot of extremely high-energy cosmic rays, a new study says. And…

8 years ago

Take a Look: Comet PANSTARRS K1 Swings by the Big Dipper this Week, Sprouts Second Tail

Comets often play hard to get. That's why we enjoy those rare opportunities when they pass close to naked eye stars. For…

8 years ago

The Big Dipper Like You’ve Never Seen It Before!

[/caption] All right, it may look just like any other picture you've ever seen of the Big Dipper. Maybe even…

10 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 227: The Big Dipper

We wanted to spend a few shows talking about some of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky. We’ve…

11 years ago

Extra Star Found in the Big Dipper

The handle of the Big Dipper just got stronger! Astronomers have found an additional star located in the Dipper's gripper…

13 years ago