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Information ! The Big Dipper is a group of seven stars. They are a part of the constellation known as Ursa Major. The Big Dipper is so located that it can be used as a point of reference to find other star groups. For example the North Star can be found in a straight line above starting from the two foremost stars of the ladle shape. Because the Big Dipper is clearly visible at night to the naked eye, it must have been known to mankind for as long as he has lived on earth.

Who Discovered It ? •The Person Who Discovered It Is Unknown. It has been known about for as long as the written record.

The Name Of The Stars ? Septentrion Stars – Seven primary stars of the dipper

The Stars of the Dipper  
The Stars of the Dipper  

In this presentation you will learn about the stars of the big dipper