The Night Sky

The Stories Of the Stars – Orion, The Hunter

The Stories Of the Stars – Orion, The Hunter

One of the most distinctive and easily recognisable constellations of the winter sky is Orion the hunter, which from the UK is visable in the southern sky through out the night at this time of year (January), rising on his side in the east in the early evening and setting in the west in the [&hellip
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The Stories Of the Stars – Cygnus, The Swan

The Stories Of the Stars – Cygnus, The Swan

One thing I really love about being out at night is looking up!! Looking up and seeing little tiny pin pricks of light and seeing a whole new world. For those of us have learned the stories of the stars this transforms the night sky from something that we take for granted and not pay […]
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The Great Bear

The Great Bear

Ursa major Following on from an earlier blog on Ursa minor the aim of today’s article is to expand on your knowledge of the constellations immediately surrounding the pole star. Possibly the best known route to locating Polaris in the night sky is by using the end ‘pointers’ in Ursa major (see
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Polaris and the Constellation Ursa minor

Polaris and the Constellation Ursa minor

Introduction Modern astrology recognises 88 constellations in total and these help to define portions of the night sky as a whole as viewed from Earth. Many books on the subject present what look a lot like maps of the night sky with dotted lines separating one constellation from its neighbour like
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