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!

BYU Astrofest

The large telescope was focused on Venus. BYU hosts an Astrofest every May at the Eyring Science Center. The event is free and there are astronomy related activities for all ages.¬†There were many places to visit, and we didn't make it to all of them, but we will tell you about…

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Ott Planetarium

Outside the planetarium with our purple Science Saturday bag!We found a really fun adventure at Weber State College in Ogden. On certain Saturdays throughout the summer college students open up the Ott Planetarium for games, activities, and learning. They call it Science Saturday. There are science activities throughout the building, and…

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Find Leo Constellation and Regulus

In myth, Leo represents the Lion. Though there are multiple lions, I like the Nemean Lion best.Photo credit: Mr E ScienceNot many constellations really look like what they are supposed to look like. Cassiopeia, though easy to find, hardly looks like someone's mom. Cancer looks like 4 very dim stars. Leo…

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Winter Triangle

The Winter Triangle is on display in January, and is one of the easiest constellations to find. Not only that, but two of the three stars in the winter triangle are very well known. In order to find the winter triangle, it must be winter. I know it seems obvious, but…

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Stargazing for Beginners

Image courtesy of Kids Cosmos Stargazing is fun, cheap, and educational. It took me 30 years to get started, though, because it seems like a daunting task. I taught myself to find many constellations and stars, though, without ever knowing the difference between declination and right ascension, never picking up a…

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