Here are sample pages to get a taste of The Sky Tonight website:
- Image page: Taurus, from Bayer (cf. Tour)
- Source page: Bayer (cf. Tour)
- IAU Constellation page: Taurus (cf. Tour)
Download the current monthly star chart from skymaps.com.
Begin with these constellations:
- Anytime: The Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major the Big Bear
- Summer: Cygnus the Swan and the Summer Triangle.
- Winter: Orion the Hunter and the Winter Hexagon.
At Lynx Open Ed (our companion website for Open Educational Resources):
- Constellation Tubes
- Constellation cards (Urania's Mirror)
- Constellation coloring pages (Bode)
- Make your own Astroscopium
- For more activities and learning leaflets, search Lynx Open Ed for "Astronomy" or "Constellations."
See the links in the margins, and the Tour of this Website.
In addition, the following pages may be helpful:
- Practice Constellation: Orion the Hunter.
- Constellation Activities
- How did constellations get their names?
- How to read a star chart.
- What do the Greek letters mean when they are used to label the bright stars of a constellation?
- When are the constellations visible?
- A star chart for any time of night and every season of the year: How to use a planisphere.
- An excellent introduction to the constellations visible each night of the year:
Chet Raymo, 365 Starry Nights.
- Beginner Resources.