Science 8 Name: ______________________________
Astronomy Date: ______________ Period: __________
Value: 40 points
The student will design a one-page (8 ½ x 11”) display depicting a constellation and giving a description of it
Any of the constellations from the list provided by the teacher. You must sign up for a constellation so there are no duplicates.
Name (in both English and Latin), names of the major stars and their magnitudes (in a key based on size), distances to major stars, history or background story of the constellation, best times of year to see it, any asterisms, any other interesting information about the stars in the constellation, other objects visible in the constellation or the constellation itself.
This information is to presented as follows: use 1/3 of your paper for information (typed or neatly printed) and the remaining 2/3 for a drawing (not photo or clip art) of the constellation.
You must follow the format below. Your teacher will provide the black construction paper for this project.
There are some links on my website to help you find information.