Meet Canis Minor the Lesser Dog in February

Canis Minor is a small constellation with one notably bright star, Procyon. The constellation of the Lesser Dog follows Orion the Hunter across the sky.

Meet Taurus the Bull in the February evening sky

Taurus the Bull resides near the constellation Orion. It contains 2 famous star clusters that are easy to spot; they are the Pleiades and the Hyades.

Catch a glimpse of Monoceros the Unicorn in the Milky Way

Inside a triangle of 3 bright stars - and hidden within the glitter of the Milky Way - you'll find the constellation of Monoceros the Unicorn.

Dorado and Mensa house the Large Magellanic Cloud

The constellations Dorado and Mensa are deep in southern skies. Between them, stretching across the border, lies the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Lepus the Hare hops through the January sky

Lepus the Hare is a constellation that lies below Orion. You can best spot it on January evenings. It's home to globular cluster M79.

See Eridanus the River in the January sky

Can you find the long, meandering river of stars called Eridanus in your sky? Seeing Eridanus can give you a kinship with stargazers from centuries ago.

Canis Major and brilliant Sirius in the New Year

Canis Major the Greater Dog is most famous for being home to the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. You can see it in January following Orion from the horizon.

Aries the Ram – and Jupiter – in the evening sky

How to see Aries the Ram in your night sky with its bright star Hamal, plus info about this constellation in astronomy history and mythology.

Orion the Hunter, the most recognizable constellation

Orion the Hunter may be the most recognizable constellation, visible from both hemispheres. It's best in winter from the north and summer from the south.

Look for Cetus the Whale swimming in a celestial sea

Cetus the Whale is a huge constellation that swims in a sea of stars near constellations named for a river and fish. And it contains a wonderful variable star.