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Orion, the Hunter

A large, well-known constellation visible high in winter’s south-southeastern sky.


Orion, the Hunter

Orion, the Hunter May 25, 2010

Radio Programs

Orion Rising Familiar stars climb into view August 22, 2021

Future Blasts Bright stars with brighter futures April 7, 2021

Bellatrix Pondering the fate of a giant star January 4, 2021

Orion’s Head Topping off the hunter January 3, 2021

Land of the Supergiants The land of the supergiants January 4, 2020

On the Edge On the edge of a spiral arm December 27, 2019

Stellar Enemies Separating a pair of mortal enemies March 9, 2019

Orion Veil A type of stellar birth control March 2, 2019

Bad Homes Two stars that are bad homes for life February 1, 2019

Orionid Meteors A weekend meteor shower October 19, 2018

Good Night, Orion Saying good night to the hunter April 30, 2018

FU Orionis Gluing together young planets January 31, 2018

Orion Rising The return of the hunter December 10, 2017

Long Eclipse? Looking for a distant eclipse September 6, 2017

Last Glance A last good look at the hunter April 23, 2017

Making Elements III Heavy stars make heavy elements March 8, 2017

Neutron Stars Crushing the core of a mighty star February 20, 2017

Bellatrix A truly “bewitching” star November 26, 2016

Horsehead Nebula Destroying a dark horsehead February 13, 2016

Featured Images

The constellation Orion

Land of the Supergiants January 4, 2020


Bad Homes January 31, 2019

Orion Nebula and the star system Iota Orionis

Mismatched Twins March 23, 2018

Composite view of the Orion Nebula

Future Stars March 8, 2018

Lupus 3 star forming region

Light and Dark February 8, 2018

Orion's Belt

Shiny Belt January 6, 2018

Infrared view of the Orion Nebula

Brilliant Nursery July 12, 2016

The Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms

Arming the Milky Way February 18, 2015