Constellations

A constellation is “a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. Modern astronomers divide the sky into eighty-eight constellations with defined boundaries”. Check these Ctruth article for more: The Constellation Families of Menzel The 48 Constellations of Ptolemy The 88 Constellations… Continue Reading


The 88 Constellations of the IAU

The International Astronomical Union designated 88 constellations in the 20th century. Eugène Joseph Delporte (1882-1955) designated the boundaries so that each part of the sky belongs to a constellation. The 88 constellations depict 42 animals, 29 inanimate objects and 17 humans or mythological characters. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ The complete list of all 88 constellations… Continue Reading


Useful Astronomy Links

The internet is full of links that contain useful information. Here is ChronologyTruth’s collection of links that pertain to astronomy. This list is not a reflection of every link that ChronologyTruth has reviewed. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy Vol. 2, William Chauvenet. (1863) Spherical Astronomy, F. Brunnow. (1865) A… Continue Reading


Branches of Astronomy

This article contains a list of the main branches of astronomy. Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. [1] ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ The main branches of astronomy are: 1 – Astrobiology – “is the branch of science that deals with the possibility and likely nature of life on other planets… Continue Reading