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Lesson: Ursa Major the Bear Constellation

The topics of this lesson include:

  • Star pattern of Ursa Major: discover the official star pattern of Ursa Major according to western astronomy (which is the kind that astronomers use)
  • Bright Stars of Ursa Major: learn the names of the seven brightest stars in this constellation.
  • Celestial Objects in Ursa Major: there are so many galaxies to see in this constellation...but you need magnification to see them
  • Mythologies: like many constellations, Ursa Major has a wide variety of legends that we will explore in this lesson.