"New Constellatios of truth are daily discovered in the firament of knowledge, and new stars are daily shining forth in each constellation"

-Horace Mann

What Is a Constellation?

It is a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. Modern astronomers divide the sky into eighty-eight constellations with defined boundaries.

What are some common contallations?

The most common constellations are Ursa Major a bear which can be veiwed in the Northern Hemishpere. Aquila which translates to"The Eagle" and is mentioned in Greek Mythology. Another famous constallation is the Canis Major, veiwed in February and the Latin Translation is the "Greater Dog".

History of constallations?

The Greeks are the first people to discover constellations along with the Babylonians and Symarians who oridentaited them. The discovery soon travled to Egypt, scientist such as Ptolmeny a great Almagest created a book containing 1022 strars. The stars he studied and discovered about 48 of them are used in todays modern constellation system.

 

 

Bootes

Canes Venatici

Coma Berencies

Conrvus

 

 

Spring Constellations

 

Hercules

Libra

Lupus

Scorpious

Draco

 

 

Ursa Major

Virgo

Ophiuchus

How are constellations formed?

 

 

 

 

 

Pegasus

Aquarius

 

 

Fall Constellations

 

Cassiopeia

Andromedia

 

 

Perseus

Triangulum