There are 88 constellations, or star patterns, in the night sky. In 1929, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) defined 88 modern constellations that can be seen in the northern and southern hemispheres, and, although they are imaginary shapes, they serve an important function.
Derek Kuhl generated four maps of the constellations for 2018 - January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1, all for the 10 PM time period in the Bryan-College Station area. The maps are set to show magnitude 4 stars, which would function for our local area.
Click each thumbnail and a large pdf will open. You can print each map and take it to the field with you.