Hercules, the Strongman

A constellation named for Hercules, a character from Roman mythology, that is best viewed in spring and summer.

Radio Programs

Cancer Grabbing a toe was a bad idea Sunday, February 15, 2015
‘New’ Stars Keeping an eye on bright “new” stars Friday, July 18, 2014
Hercules Cluster A starry realm without night Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Super Origins A refugee from the planet Krypton Saturday, December 14, 2013
M13 Some bright stellar mysteries Sunday, May 19, 2013
Hercules The strongman strides across the night sky Saturday, May 18, 2013
Moon and Regulus Hercules embarks on a quest Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Keystone Four stars, four stories Friday, May 25, 2012
Hercules Cluster A crowded “city” of stars Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hercules Following the strongman across the sky Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Herculean Galaxies Stirring up spiral galaxies Friday, October 1, 2010
Labors of Hercules Working hard in the evening sky Monday, September 6, 2010
Rasalgethi A long trek for starlight Friday, May 7, 2010
Hercules Clusters II Skies full of old stars Thursday, May 6, 2010
Hercules Clusters Relics of the early universe Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Mu Herculis A faint but long-lived neighbor Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Hercules A fairly weak "strongman" Monday, May 3, 2010

Featured Images

Hercules, the strongman, depicted as he rises in the eastern sky
The Strongman Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Ground-based image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2151, in Hercules
Galaxies Galore Friday, October 1, 2010
Hercules, the strongman, climbs into good view on May evenings
Not-So-Mighty Hercules Monday, May 3, 2010


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