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Naming and Classification of Stars

Radio Programs

Ejnar Hertzsprung Charting the stars October 8, 2023

Naming Rights Picking names for distant planets September 7, 2023

Canicular Star Starting the Canicular Days of summer July 2, 2023

Moon and Regulus A lion with the heart of a king April 1, 2023

Double Ending A river that ends twice December 30, 2022

Halloween Ghosts, witches, and demons October 31, 2022

Algol The perfect star for Halloween October 30, 2022

Arabic Star Names Ancient names for the stars October 28, 2022

Johann Bayer Filling out the roster of stars August 25, 2022

Alpha Lacertae A star with a bright profile August 20, 2022

Moon in the Claw A former claw of the scorpion July 8, 2022

Name Game Star names both old and new June 6, 2022

Moon and Aldebaran Going through a stellar alphabet February 9, 2022

‘Nu’ Stars “New” stars for the big dog February 5, 2022

Zubenelgenubi Two names for four stars January 25, 2022

Moon and Stars Bright stars around the Moon November 20, 2021

Dabih Many names for a crowded star system September 2, 2021

Corvus A confusing layout for a constellation April 11, 2021

Moon and Aldebaran Following the follower December 27, 2020

Venus in the Claws Venus heads for the scorpion’s claw November 30, 2020

Moon and Regulus Big names for a bright star April 4, 2020

Cor Caroli Stirring up the Heart of Charles March 22, 2020

Jumpy Stars The busy feet of the great bear March 15, 2020

The Snake’s Head Stars of the uninhabited spot February 23, 2020

Mars and Antares Colorful rivals in the dawn sky January 9, 2020

Double Horn The “double” horn of the bull January 8, 2020

Moon and Aldebaran Names for the bull’s bright eye September 19, 2019

Zeta Puppis A rare stellar hothead April 7, 2019

Navi A bright, busy star system January 21, 2019

Sirius A memorable name for a bright star December 26, 2018

More G Stars A rare class of stars October 21, 2018

G Stars A rare class of stars October 20, 2018

Moon and Antares Impressive groups of stars September 15, 2018

More Moon and Mars Building the moons of Mars June 30, 2018

‘Loopy’ Names Some “loopy” star names April 14, 2018

‘O’ Stars The showiest stars in the galaxy April 12, 2018

Stellar Sailors Sailing by the stars October 31, 2017

The Dolphin A practical joke in the night sky July 15, 2017

Moon and Regulus Many names for a bright star June 27, 2017

Scorpion’s Claws “De-clawing” the scorpion May 18, 2017

The Most Beautiful The “most beautiful” stars April 30, 2017

Apollo 1 A stellar memorial to fallen astronauts January 27, 2017

Featured Images

Orion and his shield

Time for Pi January 31, 2022

The constellation Corvus, near brilliant Spica

Sailing On May 17, 2015