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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

Eltanin “Shifty” drops of starlight June 4, 2016

Cat’s Eye Sculpting a celestial work of art April 9, 2016

Tadpole Galaxy A tadpole swims near the dragon November 26, 2014

Contact Binaries II Stirring up the family dynamics August 15, 2012

Draconid Meteors The sparks of a fire-breathing dragon October 6, 2011

Featured Images

Hubble Space Telescope view of Cat's Eye Nebula, a planetary nebula

Blowing Bubbles March 13, 2012