dog star constellation sirius

Why is the constellation Cassiopeia named?

This constellation is easy to spot due to it’s ‘W’ shape. It is named after Cassiopeia, a queen in Greek mythology who was married to Cepheus, which is a neighboring constellation. Cassiopeia was vain and boastful causing a sea monster to come to the coast of their kingdom.

What is constellation craft?

This constellation craft is a great way to incorporate hands-on learning and simple astronomy. A constellation is simply a group of stars that forms a recognizable pattern. Constellations are named from what they form or sometimes they are given the name of a mythological figure.

How to make a constellation on black construction paper?

On a piece of black construction paper, dip the sponge into the paint and stamp the constellation onto the paper. Then, dip a paintbrush into paint and splatter to create the smaller stars that surround the large stars of the constellation. 4. Find The Constellation.

Where can I find the Little Dipper?

Once you can find it, you can find the Little Dipper which is also part of a larger constellation, Ursa Minor (the Little Bear). The Big Dipper is used often to find the North Star, making it useful for directions.

Who is the most handsome man in the world?

Orion The Hunter. In mythology, Orion was known as one of the most handsome men. His constellation can be found facing a bull or chasing the Pleiades sisters in the sky. He is shown with his large club.

Why is the Greek goddess Cassiopeia named after her?

Cassiopeia was vain and boastful causing a sea monster to come to the coast of their kingdom. The only way to stop it was to sacrifice their daughter.

What is the meaning of the constellation of Orpheus?

This constellation represents a lyre, a popular musical instrument and goes with the myth of the Greek musician and poet Orpheus. When he was young, Apollo gave Orpheus a golden lyre and taught him to play. He was known to be able to charm everyone with his music. In the famous story about the Argonauts crossing the ocean filled with Sirens who sang songs (which enticed the sailors to come to them, thus crashing their ships) it was Orpheus who played his lyre and drowned out even the Sirens with his beautiful music, making the sailors safely get to shore. Orpheus was eventually killed by Bacchantes who threw his lyre into the river. Zeus sent an eagle to retrieve the lyre and placed both Orpheus and his lyre into the sky.

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