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Constellation Challenge

Wednesday 10 February, 2021, by Katy Foxford

Welcome to our Constellation Challenge – not one for the fainthearted! Constellations are patterns of stars identifiable in the night sky. They can represent an animal, person, mythical creature, or an object – there are in fact 88 named constellations!

Good luck… you can find the answers below once you’ve had a go!


A graphic of a constellation that is known for being a hybrid of two animals
1.
A graphic of a constellation that is seen as an animal known for its ability to headbutt
2.
A graphic of a constellation whose animal depiction is known for its hard shell
3.
A graphic of a constellation that is DOUBLE the fun to look at
4.
A graphic of a constellation that has plenty of liquid on hand
5.
A graphic of a constellation that depicts a piece of equipment that shares a name with fish's skin
6.
A graphic of a constellation that shares it's name with the possible nickname of a very famous, but old inventor and a modern day actor
7.
A graphic of a constellation that depicts a man and a very slithery animal
8.
A graphic of a constellation that is known for having two aquatic animals
9.
a graphic of a constellation that is well known for its horns
10.
a graphic of a constellation that is found next to libra and is often associated with the Greek goddess of justice
11.
a graphic of a constellation that depicts an animal with a nasty sting
12.
a graphic of a constellation that gets its name from a trait that can also be found in robin hood
13.

If this blog has piqued your interest and you want to learn more, we have a stellar line up of many free events and activities for you to get involved in as part of our 2021 Dark Skies Festival.


Answers:

1. Capricornus 2. Aries 3. Cancer 4. Gemini 5. Aquarius 6. Libra 7. Leo 8. Ophiuchus 9. Pisces 10. Taurus 11. Virgo 12. Scorpius 13. Sagittarius

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Katy Foxford

Katy is the Tourism Support Officer with the YDNPA

Website: www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

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