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Doing research on fun constellations for kids for my new WIP? What's your favorites? And why?
 
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#1 - March 06, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Orion, because it's the easiest to find.
#2 - March 06, 2014, 12:30 PM
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The Dippers (Big and Little) , they always reminded me of spoons.
#3 - March 06, 2014, 12:48 PM
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Draco -- who doesn't like dragons? BTW, the dippers aren't technically constellations. I just happen to have this piece of knowledge on hand because I'm finishing up a nonfiction book on constellations. Or maybe Canis Major since it has the brightest star in the sky?
#4 - March 06, 2014, 01:10 PM
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Cassiopeia, which is easy to find because it forms a W shape.
#5 - March 06, 2014, 03:57 PM
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The Southern Cross because then I know I'm in the southern hemisphere and also that the water will swirl down the plug the opposite way!


The Incas had some great constellations - llamas, birds, snakes etc. It's interesting to realise that the constellations we tend to focus on in the western world are not at all the same as ones from other nations. Because, let's face it, they're just the result of a celestial game of join-the-dots really!
#6 - March 06, 2014, 05:19 PM

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Orion, 'cause I can find it. And I like the idea of a big hunter in the sky.

Love Franzilla's post.
#7 - March 06, 2014, 05:20 PM

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Southern cross, because it's one of only two constellations I know how to find! I was shown how to find it by an aboriginal fellow who visited my school when I was little. He told us a dreamtime story about it too.
#8 - March 06, 2014, 10:02 PM
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I like the Pleiades because it's a cluster of stars I can find, but for sheer beauty, I fell in love with the Southern Cross. I haven't seen it for over 40 years, because I don't get down to the southern hemisphere much, but it left a lasting impression on me.

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#9 - March 06, 2014, 10:16 PM

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I love the Southern Cross too. I only got to see it once, when I was in South America.

As a dog lover, my true favorite is Canis Major, which includes the dog star, Sirius. When Sirius is high in the sky, it's time for the dog days of summer.

(Not that I can find this constellation--I just like to know it's up there.)
#10 - March 06, 2014, 10:36 PM
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I always look for Orion first, ever since I was a kid. Then the big dipper, Cassiopeia, and the Plaeides. No idea if I've spelt any of those correctly! But I'm inordinately fond of Orion.
#11 - March 06, 2014, 11:49 PM

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 I love the Big Dipper. I spent many a night as a kid laying on a blanket in awe of it. :goldstar
#12 - March 07, 2014, 03:55 AM

Ditto Cassiopeia and Orion.  And Aries because of my birthday. :)
#13 - March 07, 2014, 08:56 AM

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