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Aries? Here’s your constellation

How and when to see the constellation Aries in the night sky, plus info about this constellation in the history of astronomy and in mythology.

Pisces? Here’s your constellation

How to see the constellation Pisces. Plus sky lore and science.

Close-up on Auriga the Charioteer

Come to know Auriga’s bright star Capella and the little asterism called The Kids.

Aquarius? Here’s your constellation

Look for Aquarius the Water Bearer this month. How to find it, its famous Water Jar asterism, and a few stories from the ancient myths.

Capricornus? Here’s your constellation

The constellation Capricornus the Sea-goat. How to see it, and how a sea-goat came to reside among the stars.

Born under the sign of Ophiuchus?

Born between November 29 and December 18? If so, the sun passes in front of Ophiuchus on your birthday.

Sagittarius? Here’s your constellation

You can see the constellation Sagittarius on August evenings. Look here for the lore and science of this constellation.

Virgo? Here’s your constellation

The constellation Virgo the Maiden fully returns to the early evening sky – with her feet planted on the eastern horizon – by early May.

Leo? Here’s your constellation

Late March, April and May are superb months for identifying Leo the Lion. How to spot it, its history, and the telescopic wonders in this region of the sky.

Gemini? Here’s your constellation

Several ways to find the constellation Gemini, plus some of the sky lore and mythology associated with this constellation.

Taurus? Here’s your constellation

Is Taurus your favorite constellation? This post tells you how to find it in the night sky – names some of its bright stars and star clusters – and gives you its mythology.

Close-up on constellation Cassiopeia the Queen

Once she was known as the Lady of the Chair. Now she’s considered a Queen, but she still suffers the indignity of being often upside-down.

Found Cassiopeia? Now look for Perseus

Perseus follows Cassiopeia across the night sky. It’s fainter, but has a graceful shape and some of the sky’s most interesting stars and star clusters.

Scorpius? Here’s your constellation

The constellation Scorpius is easy to find. It looks like its namesake.

Libra? Here’s your constellation

In skylore, Libra the Scales is an age-old symbol of divine justice, harmony and balance. Plus its two brightest stars have the coolest of all star names.

Cancer? Here’s your constellation

Looking for the constellation Cancer? How to find it here. Plus Cancer’s place in sky history, lore and science.