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Constellations

Constellations are groupings of the stars in the sky.

When you look at the stars, you may see patterns in the bright stars that may mean something to you and each of us might see a different pattern. Many of the patterns became associated with mythological stories which have helped us to remember history through oral traditions.

Throughout history, a variety of constellations have been recognized be different people. In 1930, the International Astronomical Union, fixed the stars into the 88 constellations that we recognize today and these constellations cover the whole sky.

The following list lets you browse through the constellations to learn about their locations, their stories and interesting features.

Andromeda Antlia Apus Aquarius Aquila
Ara Aries Auriga Bootes Caelum
Camelopardalis Cancer Canes Venatici Canis Major Canis Minor
Capricornus Carina Cassiopeia Centaurus Cepheus
Cetus Chamaeleon Circinus Columba Coma Berenices
Corona Australis Corona Borealis Corvus Crater Crux
Cygnus Delphinus Dorado Draco Equuleus
Eridanus Fornax Gemini Grus Hercules
Horologium Hydra Hydrus Indus Lacerta
Leo Leo Minor Lepus Libra Lupus
Lynx Lyra Mensa Microscopium Monoceros
Musca Norma Octans Ophiuchus Orion
Pavo Pegasus Perseus Phoenix Pictor
Pisces Piscis Austrinus Puppis Pyxis Reticulum
Sagitta Sagittarius Scorpius Sculptor Scutum
Serpens Sextans Taurus Telescopium Triangulum
Triangulum Australe Tucana Ursa Major Ursa Minor Vela
Virgo Volans Vulpecula