Draco, the Dragon

An ancient but faint constellation that winds around Polaris, the North Star. Its brightest star, Thuban, once marked the north celestial pole, and was used as a celestial marker for the construction of the pyramids of Giza.

Radio Programs

Tadpole Galaxy A tadpole swims near the dragon Thursday, November 27, 2014
Contact Binaries II Stirring up the family dynamics Thursday, August 16, 2012
Draconid Meteors The sparks of a fire-breathing dragon Friday, October 7, 2011
Cat's Eye Nebula Sculpting a celestial work of art Thursday, June 24, 2010
Eltanin In search of the dragon's head Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Thuban Lining up an ancient North Star Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Dragon Twisting around the north pole Monday, June 21, 2010

Featured Images

Hubble Space Telescope view of Cat's Eye Nebula, a planetary nebula
Blowing Bubbles Tuesday, March 13, 2012


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