Do You Know Your Stars?

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How well do you know your way around the stars in the night sky?

Here’s a quiz on the circumpolar constellations and stars seen from the Northern hemisphere you’ll want  to know to find the North Star.

Before starting this star quiz you may want to study this Sky Tour Infographic. Take this sky tour infographic with you and the next time you are out camping take a few minutes to conduct a tour of the circumpolar constellations. You’ll be able to show your Scouts two methods of finding the North Star and how to identify the circumpolar constellations seen from the northern hemisphere along with some astronomy facts and folklore.

bd

What is this constellation?

ld

What is this constellation?

cass

What is this constellation?

draco

What is this constellation?

ceph

What is this constellation?

nsBe

What star is circled in red?

cephcass

What's the special relationship between these two constellations?

bdld

What's the special relationship between these two constellations?

a. bd

b. cass

c. draco

d. ld

Which constellation depicts a mythical dragon?

Which two constellations are most often used to locate Polaris, the north star?

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