night sky http://kvnf.org en Western Slope Skies - 4/25/14 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-42514 <p><strong>Navigating the Night Sky</strong></p><p></p><p>The Big Dipper is a great starting point for learning the night sky. Located near the pole of the sky, it never completely sets or dips below the horizon—it’s visible in the night sky year-round from the Western Slope!&nbsp;</p><p>The Big Dipper itself is not a constellation, but it resides in one called Ursa Major, the Great Bear, third largest of the 88 constellations. The name originates from the dipper-shaped pattern formed by the seven main stars in the constellation.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 25025 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies - 4/25/14