Scutum the Shield is named for a Polish king

Scutum has only has 4 stars that make up the constellation outline, but it's noticeable in a dark sky because a rich region of the Milky Way is behind it.

Scorpius? Here’s your constellation

The southern-most constellation of the zodiac is Scorpius the Scorpion. It's easy to spot on July evenings from most parts of the world.

Summer Triangle and 3 small constellations

You need a dark country sky to see these 3 small constellations: Vulpecula the Fox, Delphinus the Dolphin and Sagitta the Arrow.

Virgo? Here’s your constellation

Learn about the constellation Virgo the Maiden, now fully up in the evening sky. Skylore, science and more.

Leo? Here’s your constellation

From April through June, Leo the Lion -- one of the zodiacal constellations -- is a prominent fixture in the evening sky. It’s quite easy to spot.

Cancer? Here’s your constellation

Here's how to find the constellation Cancer the Crab in your sky. Plus Cancer's place in sky history, lore and science.

Here’s constellation Gemini

The constellation Gemini, with its 2 brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, shines prominently in winter and spring night skies of the Northern Hemisphere.

The ocean in the autumn sky

In Northern Hemisphere autumn (Southern Hemisphere spring), you can see a group of constellations that represented an "ocean" to the early stargazers.

Aquarius? Here’s your constellation

Aquarius lies in a “watery” part of the sky, near Pisces the Fish, Cetus the Whale, Eridanus the River, and Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish.

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.