Click on the Virtual Telescope (above)
to see Constellations and Planets
A constellation is a group of stars visible within a particular region
of the night sky. Some were named after animals and some mythological characters.
Some constellations were named after some scientific instruments. Constellations
can be viewed after sunset and before sunrise. Also, as the earth turns
you can see different constellations.
Did you know that you can't see constellations during the day because
the sun's light is too bright to see star light??
If you are on the equator you can view all the constellations in a year.
If you are on the North or South Pole, you will only be able to see the
part of the sky above you.