Constellations (Star Lab)

Posted May 2015

This is collection of resources I use for our Star Lab sessions. Our local Community College (RVCC) offers Star Lab training and rentals (link).

Circumpolar (40ºN Lattitude)

Big & Little Dippers – Orientation

  • Earth Sky (link)
  • How to find the Little Dipper (link)
  • Ursa Major – Star Date (link)
    • Stars: Dubhe & Merak

Cassiopeia

  • M or W (link)
  • Big Dipper and Cassiopeia are on opposite sides of Little Dipper (link)
  • The lady of the chair (link)
  • The story of Cassiopeia and her vanity (link)
  • Windows to the Universe (link)
  • Star Date (link)

Cepheus

  • Windows to the Universe (link)

Fall Constellations

Perseus

  • How to find Perseus using Cassiopeia (link)
  • The story of Perseus, Windows to the Universe (link)
  • Perseus story (link)
  • Algol – the demon star (link)
  • Star Date (link)

Andromeda

  • Andromeda constellation (link)
  • Using Cassiopeia to find the Andromeda Galaxy (link)
  • Andromeda Galaxy Info (link)

Pegasus

  • The square of Pegasus (link)
  • How to find Pegasus (link)
  • Star Date (link)

Winter Constellations

Orion

  • Orion nebula (link)
  • Stars: Rigel (link) & Betelgeuse (link)

Canis Major

  • Using Orion to find Sirius –the brightest star in the night sky (link)
  • The Great Dog (link)

Canis Minor

  • Procyon – Little Dog Star (link)

Gemini

  • The twins (link)
  • Mythology (link)
  • Space.com (link)
  • Stars: Castor (link) and Pollux (link)
  • Geminids Meteor Shower (link)

Taurus

  • Myth for Taurus (link)
  • Zodiac (link)
  • Facts (link)
  • Aldebaran – the fiery eye of the bull (link)

Auriga

  • How to find Auriga & Capella (link)

Spring Constellations

Leo

Bootes

  • Mythology (link)
  • Star: Arcturus (link)

Virgo

Summer Constellations

Scorpius

  • The Scorpion (link)
  • The star Antares, heart of the Scorpion (link)

Cygnus

  • Northern Cross (link)
  • The star Deneb (link)
  • Summer Triangle (link)

Lyre

  • The star Vega (link)

Aquilla

  • The star Altair (link)
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