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

Featured Images

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

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