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Bright Stars, Constellations, and the Zodiac

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

Bright Stars, Constellations, and the Zodiac

Taught by Professor Alex Filippenko | 47 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Stars and constellations are some of the most commonly sought-after features of the night sky. Here, learn how to spot such iconic star patterns as the Big Dipper; make sense of the zodiacal constellations; locate some of the sky's brightest stars; and learn just why it is that stars twinkle.


October 30, 2017