Looking Up column: Catching the Dragon by the tail


Looking north as darkness finally settles in on a mid-June evening – around 10 p.m. for mid-northern latitudes – you will see Draco the Dragon, backing up, its tail between the two dippers.Dragons are fascinating creatures of mythology. One may wonder if there really were dinosaurs that survived into the days of the ancient Britons, Greeks, the Chinese and the early Native Americans, all who have their dragon folklore.Nevertheless, we have one imagined among the stars, ever with us as […]  » Read More

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