Ancient Mapping Of The Stars - How Civilizations Before Us Learned About The Stars

The night sky that we all love watching is full of countless stars. But humans have always wondered about the position of these stars in the universe.…

Top 50 Facts About the Sun

When we think of stars, most people think of the twinkling dots of light in the night sky. There is a much closer and much brighter star which you can see in the daytime, however: the Sun. If you ever want to thank your lucky stars, don’t forget to include the Sun!…

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…

The Infinite Wonders of the Universe

We may be feeling the pinch of the walls and the frustrating checks on our freedom - but there is infinity in our backyard. Let’s just dwell on some of the heart-achingly beautiful observations about the starry sky and our universe.…

The Story of Earth

The very place which is under lucky stars: Earth. We come from the Earth and will one day return to it but how much do we know about it? How old is it? How and when did it form? What is it made of? For how much of Earth’s life have humans around?…

What is a Star?

You can buy one of our star maps which capture a special moment in your life and it’s easy not to even question: what are these things I’m choosing to attach such a precious memory? Humankind has an ancient affinity and reverence for the stars. They are symbolic of romance itself…

Astrology - where does it all come from?

Here at Under Lucky Stars - we love everything to do with the sparkly night sky above. We enjoyed sharing our Constellation Guides and April Part II is coming up next! For now, we wanted to give you a (Short) History of Astrolgoy. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it!…