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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Star Watch: Arcturus and Bootes

This drawing depicts the Big Dipper, Arcturus, and Bootes as they look in the night sky. Note, the illustration is not drawn to scale.

It’s almost summer, and you’ll have to stay up later now for skies to darken enough to see these celestial features, but trust me, it’ll be worth it!
If you follow the arc from the handle of the Big Dipper, you come to a bright star, Arcturus, by far the most prominent feature in the constellation Bootes, the “herdsman” according to Greek mythology.

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