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Draco, the Dragon

An ancient but faint constellation that winds around Polaris, the North Star. Its brightest star, Thuban, once marked the north celestial pole, and was used as a celestial marker for the construction of the pyramids of Giza.

Radio Programs

Cat’s Eye Nebula The beautiful and musical cat’s eye June 8, 2022

EK Draconis A fiery outburst from the dragon March 17, 2022

Thuban A once-and-future North Star September 30, 2021

Draco A not-so-ferocious dragon September 29, 2021

Cat’s Eye Sculpting a stellar work of art April 10, 2021

Cosmic Weapons Weapons forged from “falling stars” October 7, 2020

Draco Mother camels and a stealth dragon October 4, 2020

Dark Planet A hot but dark planet September 18, 2020

Lambda Draconis A star puffs up for a second time January 19, 2019

Dragon’s Eyes The bright eyes of the dragon May 20, 2018

Draco Dwarf A faint companion galaxy April 26, 2018

Featured Images

ek draconis

Breathing Fire March 16, 2022

NGC 5907

Pancake Galaxy September 30, 2018