Pleiades Cluster, M45

A star cluster in the constellation Taurus about 440 light-years away, also known as the seven sisters.

Radio Programs

Pleiades IV Failed stars in a bright cluster Thursday, November 12, 2015
Pleiades III A star with a bulging waistline Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Pleiades II Taking a census of a star cluster Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Pleiades A “stellar” weather forecast Monday, November 9, 2015
New Distance The Seven Sisters move farther away Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Moon and Taurus Families of stars flank the Moon Saturday, September 13, 2014
Spearhead Spearheading a look at the Seven Sisters Sunday, July 20, 2014
Pleiades White Dwarf A star that went gently into the night Saturday, October 12, 2013
Alcyone Spinning up a bright young star Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Moon and Companions The stars foretell the weather Thursday, September 6, 2012
Moon and Companions A gathering of astronomical superstars Friday, July 13, 2012
Moon and Taurus The Moon and two stellar families Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Moon and Pleiades A big, bright stellar family Thursday, December 8, 2011
Moon and Pleiades "Flashy" sisters in the evening sky Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Featured Images

The Pleiades star cluster
Seven Sisters Monday, November 9, 2015
Streamers of dust partially obscure the "seven sisters," members of the Pleiades
Veiled Sisters Wednesday, April 6, 2011


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