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Big Dipper

The Big Dipper is an “asterism” — a group of stars that forms an easy-to-see pattern, but that’s not a constellation in its own right. It forms the body and tail of the constellation Ursa Major, the big bear. The Big Dipper is found in the northern sky, and the outer stars in its bowl can be used to “point” to Polaris, the North Star.

Radio Programs

Directions Taking your bearings with the stars September 18, 2021

Rising Dipper A brief disappearance for the Big Dipper December 19, 2020

Dubhe Pulling apart the Big Dipper February 2, 2020

Dubhe Two suns in an alien sky February 12, 2017

Climbing Dipper Following the Big Dipper February 11, 2017

Renegade Stars Two renegades in the Big Dipper June 26, 2016

Dipper Twins Tying together two star systems March 25, 2016

Big Dipper Clock Ticking off the hours of the night January 22, 2016