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This page contains books and web sites that give more information on constellations. We plan to make this page a resource for teachers with questions about this project. If you have questions about the material, or if you would like to share your experiences with other teachers, E-mail us.


1. Sneddon, Robert. Space. Chelsea House Publishers. New York, 1995 (ISBN 0-7910-3029-6)

2. Rey, H.A. Find the Constellations. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston. 1997 (ISBN 0-395-24509-5)

3. Ruiz, Andres Llamas. Stars. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. NY. 1996 (ISBN 0-8069-9337-5)

4. Interfact Reference. Space. Two-Can Publishing. Princeton. 2000 (ISBN 1-58728-4731)

5. Eyewitness Visual Dictionaries. The Visual Dictionary of the Universe. DK Publishing, INC. NY. 1995 (ISBN 1-56458-336-8)

6. Kerrod, Robin. Astronomy. Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, 1996 (ISBN 0-8368-2083-5)

7. Ford, Harry. The Young Astronomer. DK Publishing, INC. NY. 1998 (ISBN 0-7894-2061-9)

8. Jennings, Terry. Exploring Our World-Our Universe. Oxford University Press. Oxford. 1989 (ISBN 0-86307-961-X)

Web Sites

The Constellations by Richard Dibon-Smith - click on "The Constellations Table" for links to the Greek mythology of all 88 constellations, as well as information on interesting stars and other objects in each constellation.

The Constellations and their Stars by Chris Dolan contains data and interactive star maps of all 88 constellations.

The Constellation List gives a good explanation of the Greek mythology behind each constellation.

Native American Sky Legends (PDF) is a teacher's guide that contains a few Native American legends about the constellations, as well as activities for students.

Using Multicultural Dimensions to Teach Astronomy is a report from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific describing how teachers can use multicultural perspectives, including constellations, to teach astronomy.