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Leo Constellation

  Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in this week’s quest to observe celestial objects in the Leo constellation! Quick facts about the Leo constellation: In Latin, Leo means “lion” Leo was one of the earliest identified constellations. There is evidence that Mesopotamia had a similar constellation in 4000 BCE. Regulus (also known as…

Don't Panic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Challenge

Don’t Panic!

    May 25 is the 20th anniversary of Towel Day, also known as Douglas Adams Day. This day is to commemorate the amazing author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book series that was made into a radio show, TV show, a movie, and more. In honor of this special anniversary, Unistellar Citizen…

Aquarius constellation

Aquarius Constellation

  Since the Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks this month, Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in this week’s quest to observe celestial objects in the Aquarius constellation! Quick facts about the Aquarius constellation: In Latin, Aquarius means “the water-bearer” or “cup-bearer.” Aquarius was associated with floods throughout ancient history, like the destructive floods…

Canes Venatici Constellation

Canes Venatici Constellation

  Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in this week’s quest to observe celestial objects in the Canes Venatici constellation! Quick facts about the Canes Venatici constellation: In Latin, Canes Venatici means “hunting dogs.” Canes Venatici represents the hunting dogs of Boötes, the herdsman from Greek mythology. Boötes is a constellation adjacent to Canes…

Lyra Constellation

Lyra Constellation

  Since the Lyrid meteor shower peaks next week, Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in a quest to observe celestial objects in the Lyra constellation! Quick facts about the Lyra constellation: In Latin, Lyra translates to lyre, a stringed instrument that looks like a small harp. They have been used since the time…

Celestial Safari

Celestial Safari

  This week, Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in our Celestial Safari! This challenge involves searching for animals currently visible in our night sky, so this is a fun way for kids to get into astronomy!     Whale Galaxy The Whale Galaxy, along with our own Milky Way Galaxy, is classified as…

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Cosmic Easter Egg Hunt

  Since Spring is underway and Easter is right around the corner, Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in our Cosmic Easter Egg Hunt! So turn on your eVscope and get hunting!     Iris Nebula The Iris Nebula is a reflection nebula, which means that it scatters light from a nearby star or…

Gemini Constellation stars deep-sky objects

Gemini Constellation

  Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in this week’s quest to observe celestial objects in the Gemini constellation! Quick facts about the Gemini constellation: In Latin, Gemini literally means “twins.” In Greek and Roman mythology, Zeus placed the twin brothers Castor and Pollux in the sky the twins after their clash with Idas…