Asterisms http://kvnf.org en Western Slope Skies 10/25/13 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-102513 <p>Did you know that the Big Dipper is NOT a constellation?&nbsp; It’s actually an asterism - a pattern of stars in the sky, much like a pattern of clouds. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While there are many asterisms that are commonly known, none of them are constellations.&nbsp; Other fall and winter asterisms include the Little Dipper, the Winter Hexagon, and the Great Square of Pegasus.</span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:47:49 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 17725 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 10/25/13