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Naming and Classification of Stars

Radio Programs

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

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

Walter Baade Taking advantage of war conditions March 24, 2018

Zosma A “girdle” for the king of the beasts March 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

Naming Stars Names old and new for the stars October 9, 2016

Moon and Regulus A big astronomical dwarf September 26, 2016

Leo Minor Stars without much flash June 8, 2016

Head Cases Heading up two constellations May 5, 2016

New Names New names for a family of planets February 19, 2016

Moon and Aldebaran A stellar alphabet February 15, 2016

Eagles Celestial eagles take wing September 12, 2015

Stairsteps Stepping up the evening sky July 11, 2015

The Crow A confusing layout for a faint constellation May 16, 2015

El Nath Location, location, location May 2, 2015

Moon and Regulus A royal heart for a royal beast March 2, 2015

Featured Images

The constellation Corvus, near brilliant Spica

Sailing On May 17, 2015

Annie Jump Cannon

Astronomical Pioneer December 10, 2013

The 'lucky' stars of Aquarius

'Lucky' Stars October 6, 2012