Looking Up column: See the Hunting Dogs quietly pass overhead


I don’t hear any barking, do you? The last I looked at Canes Venatici, this pair of hunting dogs were quiet as can be. They must be sleeping. After all, the only time I see them is after dark.Canes Venatici, of course, is a constellation, a small one at that, with only two easily visible stars. This pair is easy to find, right under the Big Dipper’s handle.When I say “under” I mean in respect to how the Big Dipper is usually pictured, like a real kitchen […]  » Read More

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