Stars

Spring Constellations in the Northern Hemisphere with Star Chart

Spring Constellations Northern Hemisphere

Spring Constellations

Spring begins with the vernal equinox which occurs on March 20th in the Northern Hemisphere.  This change heralds the rise of the spring constellations and sadly, we have to say goodbye to the bright stars of winter including the awesome Orion constellation.

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Double Star or Binary Star Systems

Two Stars in the Sky

Is this what Earth's sky would look like with two suns?

We humans have evolved on the planet Earth knowing only one sun lighting our sky.  Did you know that there are double star systems out there in the Universe?

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Winter Constellations in the Northern Hemisphere

Winter Constellations in the Northern Hemisphere

Winter Constellations in the Northern Hemisphere

Well OSU fans, it’s time to pull out the star charts and take a look at the winter constellations in the Northern Hemisphere.  The winter sky is dominated by the awesome constellation, Orion and Orion can be used as the starting point for your winter constellation observing.

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What Causes a Supernova Explosion?

A Supernova Explosion in Process

A Supernova Explosion in Process

A supernova occurs when a super massive star explodes.  It is a dramatic end to a star’s life.

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Pleiades: The Seven Sisters Star Cluster

Pleiades - The Seven Sisters

Pleiades - The Seven Sisters

The Pleiades are an open star cluster found in the constellation Taurus and make their appearance in the night sky of the northern hemisphere in late autumn.  This small, bright blue star cluster is also referred to as The Seven Sisters.  How did they get their name?

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