Monoceros: Capture a glimpse of the Unicorn

Inside a triangle of 3 bright stars - and hidden within the glitter of the Milky Way - you'll find the constellation of Monoceros the Unicorn.

Dorado and Mensa house the Large Magellanic Cloud

The constellations Mensa and Dorado are deep in southern skies. Between them, stretching across the border, lies the Large Magellanic Cloud.

See Lepus the Hare in January

Lepus the Hare is a constellation that lies below Orion. You can best spot it on January evenings. It's home to globular cluster M79.

Canis Major and Sirius in the New Year

Canis Major the Greater Dog is most famous for being home to the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. You can see it in January following Orion from the horizon.

See Eridanus the River in January

Why search for such a faint constellation? Only because it's beautiful. Plus seeing Eridanus can give you a kinship with stargazers from centuries ago.

Orion the Hunter, the world’s most recognizable constellation

Orion the Hunter may be the most recognizable constellation, visible from both hemispheres. It's best in winter from the north and summer from the south.

Fornax the Furnace and galaxies galore

Fornax the Furnace appears as a few dim stars to the unaided eye but harbors galaxies from one orbiting the Milky Way to some at the edge of the universe.

Cetus the Whale swims in a celestial sea

Cetus the Whale is a huge constellation that swims in a sea of stars near constellations named for a river and fish. It contains a wonderful variable star.

Say hello to Aries the Ram

How to see Aries the Ram in your night sky with its bright star Hamal, plus info about this constellation in astronomy history and mythology.

Horologium the Pendulum Clock, best in December

Horologium the Pendulum Clock is a constellation that lies in southern skies. Observers can best spot this constellation around the month of December.