The brightest star of the constellation Boötes. It is an orange-star about 37 light-years from Earth.

Radio Programs

Bright and Fast A bright star that’s in a hurry Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Colorful Arcturus Adding some color to a bright star Sunday, June 23, 2013
Arcturus Tracing a star’s origins Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Bear Watcher Keeping an eye on the big bear Monday, August 27, 2012
Carbon Making a basic ingredient of life Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Arcturus Life around a giant star Saturday, May 23, 2009


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