Category: Blog

reticulum

Reticulum Constellation

One of the smallest constellations up there in our night sky, Reticulum is known for being one of the constellations discovered by astronomer Nicolas Lacaille during his time spent in South Africa. This constellation is

sagitta

Sagitta Constellation

Sagitta is one of the smallest constellations in our night sky, and is also quite dim too. However, although it is small, it is very distinctive and a true representation of the object it’s meant

sculptor

Sculptor Constellation

Another one of the constellations discovered by Frenchman Nicolas Lacaille, Sculptor is one of the Southern constellations worth looking for if you’re in the Southern hemisphere. It has many stars in it, but they are

scorpius

Scorpius Constellation

If you’re looking at the Zodiac constellations, then one of the most visible in our night sky is Scorpius. Although it’s not visible throughout the entire year, when it is visible it is easily seen

sagittarius

Sagittarius Constellation

If you’re learning about constellations, then one that you’ve likely already heard of is Sagittarius. This archer constellation has many different stars in it, which make it one of the larger of the 88 constellations.

orion

Orion Constellation

Orion is a fantastic place to start when you’re looking into the night sky, as it is a larger constellation that contains some of the brightest stars in our night sky. So, let’s have a

gemini

Gemini Constellation

When you get started with your astronomy career, one of the first constellations that we learn about is Gemini. It is easily identified, and it closely resembles what it’s meant to – two twin brothers

ursa-minor-constellation

Ursa Minor Constellation

When we’re talking about constellations in the night sky, the conversation soon turns to the Great Bear and it’s smaller companion the Little Bear, better known as Ursa Minor. Now, Ursa Minor has had many

Will Mercury crash into the Sun one day?

A common question amongst astronomers is the long term fate amongst some of our planets. Of course, our greatest concern is for our planet Earth, as there are those that say our planet will meet

Is Mercury the hottest or coldest planet?

If you’re just starting to learn about the planets, then one of the most interesting to learn about is definitely Mercury. It is the smallest of the 8 planets that orbit around the Sun in

scutum-stars

Scutum Constellation

Scutum is one of the faintest constellations, so it’s not easy to get a good view of it. It is also relatively small too, which makes it even more difficult to see it in the

tucana

Tucana Constellation | The Toucan

The Tucana constellation is one of the best to see if you’re located in the Southern hemisphere. It’s part of a group of constellations known as the “Southern birds”, along with Pavo, Phoenix and Grus.

serpens

Serpens Constellation | Facts About The Serpent

Serpens is one of the larger constellations, and it’s definitely one of the most interesting too. It is the only constellation that is essentially split into two parts; Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda. Let’s take

triangulum

Triangulum Constellation | The Triangle

Triangulum, as you’d probably expect, takes it’s name from the Latin for Triangle. It contains several galaxies, with the brightest being the Triangulum galaxy. Although we don’t have any writings of Triangulum until Ptolemy in

vulpecula

Vulpecula Constellation | The Fox

The Vulpecula constellation makes up one of the 19 constellations that belong to the Hercules family. If you’re looking to start with astronomy, it can be a good place to start because it has the

volans

Volans Constellation | The Flying Fish

The Volans Constellation is known as being one of the smaller constellations, but this doesn’t mean that the flying fish should be ignored. It borders some other awesome constellations, including Dorado the Dolphin, which makes

virgo

Virgo Constellation | The Virgin

The Virgo constellation is one of the most well known groups of stars due to it’s Zodiac family. It’s one of the largest constellations overall, and it’s a great place for beginners to start because

vela

Vela Constellation | The Ships Sail

For those looking to learn about the Vela constellation, then you’re definitely in the right place. The famous Sail constellation is bordered by several other constellations, and it actually was only part of a constellation