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 What is the meaning of the name of the constellation coma berenices?

Answer The constellation Coma Berenice lies between the more significant Leo the Lion and Virgo the Virgin, an obscure grouping of stars but a portion of space rich in galaxies. The name of this star grou... Read More »
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What is the meaning of the name of the constellation Delphinus?

The constellation Delphinus comes from the Greek word meaning "delphis," which translated to English means "dolphin." The name Delphinus was given to the constellation for its remarkable likeness t... Read More »
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What is the meaning of the name of the constellation auriga?

The constellation Auriga gets its name from the Latin word for Charioteer. It was first described by Ptolemy, a Greek astrologer in the second century. It is not clear which charioteer of myth or l... Read More »
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What is the meaning of the name of the constellation Canes Venatici?

Canes Venatici, or "hunting dogs" in Latin, is a minor constellation named by Johannes Hevelius in 1687. This group of stars appears next to constellation of Bootes, the hunter, believed by the anc... Read More »
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What is the scientific name for the Big Dipper constellation?

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) assigns official names to astronomical objects. Currently, 88 constellations have been recognized and named by the IAU. The IAU name for the constellation... Read More »
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