Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Constellations Down Under

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What’s the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere? On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explain what’s going on in the sky in the southern hemisphere.

How many constellations are there? We break down the difference between the constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Why is the Southern Hemisphere’s sky more beautiful? Is it really? What is an “asterism”? Discover the method of naming the features in our night sky. Octants, sextants, astrolabes; uncover the layout and nomenclature of the cosmos on another StarTalk Explainer!

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