The David Bowie Constellation – Aladdin Sane

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Since the passing of David Bowie, Belgian astronomers have announced an unofficial constellation dedicated to the musician, located just below Virgo.  The grouping of stars makes out the shape of a lightening bolt, familiarized from the cover of Bowie’s 1973 album, “Aladdin Sane.”  But where can you find it and is it truly constellation? Continue reading

Trick or Treat In the Night Sky on Halloween


As you Trick or Treat down your neighborhood streets take a look in the sky to see who you just might meet!  As you Trick or Treat!  Look up above at the groups of stars in your sky on “Halloween Night” to meet your seasonal constellations.  Constellations can be defined as a group of stars that make an imaginary shapes in the night sky.  They are usually named after mythological characters, people or animals and objects.

Here are a few characters you can look for:

The Winged Horse Pegasus- Four bright stars that form a square.

Princess Andromeda- Andromeda is connected to ” Pegasus” forming a “V”.

King Cepheus: Stars forming an upside down stick figure house.

Queen Cassiopeia- Stars forming the letter “W” .