Start your evening off with some royal watching as Cassiopeia the queen of the night sky holds court high in evening skies. This lop sided, W-shaped pattern of bright stars is easily spotted high above the northeast horizon all season long. To track it down you can use the Big dipper which sits very low in the sky near the northern horizon. using the 2 pointer stars of the bowl, , you can extend an imaginary line right through the North Star and on to Cassiopeia.
According to ancient Greek mythology, Cassiopeia was the vain queen of Ethiopia who constantly boasted that her own beauty rivaled that of almighty Zeus’ own daughters. In retribution he condemned her to the heavens. Cassiopeia now sits on her star-studded throne, eternally circling Polaris – never to set below the horizon.
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