Orion the Hunter, the world’s most recognizable constellation

Orion the Hunter may be the most recognizable constellation, visible from both hemispheres. It's best in winter from the north and summer from the south.

Fornax the Furnace and galaxies galore

Fornax the Furnace appears as a few dim stars to the unaided eye but harbors galaxies from one orbiting the Milky Way to some at the edge of the universe.

Cetus the Whale swims in a celestial sea

Cetus the Whale is a huge constellation that swims in a sea of stars near constellations named for a river and fish. It contains a wonderful variable star.

Say hello to Aries the Ram

How to see Aries the Ram in your night sky with its bright star Hamal, plus info about this constellation in astronomy history and mythology.

Horologium the Pendulum Clock, best in December

Horologium the Pendulum Clock is a constellation that lies in southern skies. Observers can best spot this constellation around the month of December.

The constellation Cepheus the King looks like a house

The constellation Cepheus the King is visible from the Northern Hemisphere every night of the year due to its close location to Polaris, the North Star.

Tucana the Toucan is home to the Small Magellanic Cloud

Tucana the Toucan is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that's a cinch to spot. Just look for our little satellite galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud.

The constellation Andromeda the Chained Lady

The constellation Andromeda the Chained Lady is most famous for containing the closest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way.

The constellation Sculptor contains the South Galactic Pole

The constellation Sculptor appears best on November evenings from the Northern Hemisphere, when it lies along the southern horizon.

Pegasus the Winged Horse dominates autumn skies

Pegasus the Winged Horse is the 7th largest constellation. It dominates fall skies in the Northern Hemisphere and has a famous asterism called the Great Square.