Constellations are really cool. We’ve put together several guides to help you be able to identify some of these constellations on your own. It’s so easy, even kids can do it!

5 Constellations Every Kid Should Know

Finding constellations is remarkably easy with a little help. We've written an entire series of entries about how to find constellations and summer is the perfect time to get started. With our easy guides, you can find over a dozen constellations. We've picked five constellations that every child can find on…


Find Orion, 4 stars, and a galaxy

  This is the 3rd entry in a series about finding constellations. You can also learn to find the Big and Little Dippers, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Pegasus,  Taurus and Pleiades, the Winter Triangle, Draco, Gemini,  and Cygnus. Ever wish you could identify constellations, name stars, or see far away galaxies? It's easy. Using a few well-known "anchors" I have taught…



Let me begin by saying that Delphinus is an advanced constellation. If you're still puzzling out Gemini and Orion, you'll struggle to find Delphinus. It isn't very bright, and it is extremely small. But looking at this beautiful constellation makes my heart soar every time.   Delphinus is a delicate, perfectly rendered…



The other night I was with my boys under the stars. My five year-old looked up and said, "Daddy, I see Orion." Of course this was impossible in the early September evening here in Utah. Orion is a winter constellation and won't be up before bedtime for a few more months.…

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The Milky Way

I've been going for a long walk around my suburban neighborhood every night, and on most nights I can see the Milky Way. There is quite a bit of light pollution where I live, but you can still see the cloudy glow as it rises up out of the south.  …



Sagittarius is beautiful right now in Utah Valley where I live. It can only be seen from July- September, though, so you need to hurry to see it.   The constellation Sagittarius is just to the left of my favorite constellation, Scorpius. Both rise in the southern sky during summer and…