The Stories Behind the Star Signs

We all know that the star signs have a symbol associated with them. Leo is represented by a lion. Scorpio has a scorpion. Cancer has a crab and so on. But how did they come to be? It isn’t just because of the way they look. There is a story behind every star sign!…

A Brief History of Maps

We pay homage to the many giants whose shoulders we stand upon. Without accurately mapping the earth, it would be impossible to connect the stars with a location. This was, in fact, the same reason that the very first giant of cartography wanted to start mapping the world.…

Who are the Greek gods of the Planets?

Many of the planets, as with many of the months, take their name from Roman gods and leaders. ‘July’, for example, is a shortening of ‘Julius’, as in Julius Caesar. Similarly, ‘August’ is named in honor of Augustus Caesar (also known as Octavian) who became emperor of ancient Rome…

April Part I: The Super Moon

All you stargazers out there – this is the month you’ve been waiting for! Springtime is the season of blossoming trees, bleating lambs and new beginnings. We are especially excited about April bringing some **special starry events** across the night sky.…