What Are Some Art Activities for the Big Dipper?

Answer Constellations are pictures in the sky depicted by specific stars. The Big Dipper is one of the more popular constellations; it includes seven stars. The constellation forms a ladle or dipper with ... Read More »

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Why is the Big Dipper called the Big Dipper?

The Big Dipper, a cluster of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major, is one of the most recognized star groups. Ursa Major is "circumpolar," that is, it never sets below the horizon and is vis... Read More »

When can the Big Dipper be seen?

The Big Dipper, part of the Ursa Major constellation (The Great Bear), is at its highest position in the sky and can be best seen in late May/early June. It's one of the most recognizable groups of... Read More »

How did the Big Dipper get its name?

The Big Dipper consists of seven stars visible throughout the year in most of the northern hemisphere. No one person or organization gave it its name. The moniker comes from the commonly held notio... Read More »

What galaxy contains the Big Dipper?

The Milky Way galaxy contains all seven stars of the Big Dipper. This is the same galaxy that contains the Earth, the moon, the sun, and nearly all of the heavenly bodies you can see without a tel... Read More »