Ursa Major, the Great Bear

A constellation always visible from northern latitudes, containing the stars of the Big Dipper.


Ursa Major, the Great Bear Ursa Major — the great bear — is always above...

Radio Programs

Bear’s Nose The shiny nose of the great bear Sunday, May 10, 2015
Outcast Star A stellar outcast in the Big Dipper Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Leaping Gazelle A gazelle leaps across the sky Sunday, June 15, 2014
M101 A beautiful galactic neighbor Friday, May 31, 2013
Contact Binaries Stars that can’t let go Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Bear’s Nose The great bear’s shiny nose Sunday, May 27, 2012
Moving Dipper A stellar family spreads out Friday, February 25, 2011

Featured Images

Starbirth region on the edge of the Milky Way galaxy
Starbirth Thursday, June 6, 2013


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