Summer Constellations

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The Summer Constellations With thanks to http://my.execpc.com/60/B3/culp/astronomy/

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The view to the north

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The view to the south

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The Big Dipper

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a real “big dipper” (a ladel)

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Ursa Major (the Great Bear) includes the Big Dipper

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a real “great bear”

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Look up from the two stars at the end of the Dipper to find the North Star.

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The Little Dipper, or Ursa Minor (the little bear) Notice Polaris, the North Star.

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a real “little dipper”

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Cassiopeia (the Queen) Say “cass-ee-oh-PEE-uh”

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Queen Cassiopeia

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Curve down to Arcturus, then go further to get to Spica. Say “ark-TOOR-us” and “SPY-kuh”

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Bootes (the Herdsman) and Corona Borealis (the Northern Crown) Notice the bright star Arcturus. Say “boh-OH-teez”

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a herdsman and a crown

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Virgo (the Virgin) Notice the bright star, Spica.

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The Virgin Mary

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Cepheus (the King) Say “SEE-fee-us”

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King Cepheus

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Sagittarius (the Archer), which includes the Teapot

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Sagittarius the Archer and a teapot

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Scorpius (the scorpion) and Libra (the scales) Notice the bright star, Antares. Say “ant-AIR-eez”

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a scorpion and some scales

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Ophiuchus (the serpent bearer), Serpens Caput (the head of the serpent), and Serpens Cauda (the foot of the serpent) Say “OFF-ee-YOO-kuss”

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a person “bearing” (or holding) a “serpent” (a snake)

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Ophiuchus and the serpent

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The Milky Way is our galaxy. (It isn’t a constellation.)

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Here is what the Milky Way looks like in the sky.

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Here is a painting of what it might look like from far, far away.

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Aquila (the Eagle) Notice the bright star, Altair. Say “uh-KWILL-uh”

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a Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle

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Cygnus (the swan), Sagitta (the arrow), and Delphinus (the dolphin) Notice the bright star, Deneb. Say “suh-JIT-uh” and “del-FINE-us”

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a swan, an arrow, and a dolphin

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Lyra (the lyre) Notice the bright star, Vega. Say “LIE-ruh” and “VAY-guh”

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a lyre (an ancient harp)

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The Summer Triangle

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Hercules (the hero)

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Hercules, the strongest man in ancient Greece

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Draco (the dragon)

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a dragon (but dragons aren’t real, they are only stories!)

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The End

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