In contemporary astronomy, the sky is divided into 88 regions called constellations, generally based on the asterisms of Greek and Roman mythology. The number of 88, along with the contemporary scientific notion of "constellation", was conventioned in 1922 by the International Astronomical Union in order to establish a universal pattern for professional astronomers, who defined constellations from then on as regions of the sky separated by arcs of right ascensions and declinations and grouped by asterisms of their historically most important stars, which cover the entire celestial sphere. The constellations along the ecliptic are called the zodiac
The ancient Sumerians, and later the Greeks (as recorded by Ptolemy), established most of the northern constellations in international use today. When explorers mapped the stars of the southern skies, European and American astronomers proposed new constellations for that region, as well as ones to fill gaps between the traditional constellations. This quiz focus on 40 of 88 modern constellations, where there is a good and free photo of those constellations for this fun educational game.
This fun educatioanl game may answer the following questuions:
- What is the brightest star of Pegasus constellation?
- How does Orion constellation look like?
- What is the brightest star of Cassiopeia constellation?
- How does Hercules constellation look like?
- What is the brightest star of Phoenix constellation?
- How does Centaurus constellation look like?
- What is the brightest star of Hydra constellation?
- How does Ursa Major constellation look like?