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

Dueling Dippers Stirring up the starry night sky Friday, February 10, 2012
Sky Test Putting the night sky to the test Saturday, July 3, 2010
Little Dipper Anchoring a celestial dipper Sunday, April 4, 2010
Double Dippers Dipping into the mythology of the sky Saturday, April 3, 2010


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