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Little Dipper

Like its larger counterpart, the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper is an “asterism” — a group of stars that forms an easy-to-see pattern but that is not a full constellation. It resembles a ladle or cart, with the tip of its handle marked by Polaris, the North Star. It is part of the constellation Ursa Minor, the little bear.

Radio Programs

Pherkad Deciphering a changing star October 22, 2017

Little Dipper Dipping into a faint star pattern October 21, 2017

Sky Test Testing the quality of the night sky May 19, 2017

Dueling Dippers Stirring up the starry night sky February 9, 2012