Ursa Major

Bryanna Atkinson & Morgan higuera

Myth of Ursa Major

Zeus fell in love with nymph Callisto. Callisto gave Zeus a son named Arcas, Callisto turned into a bear, Callisto saw her son in the woods. She attempted to approach but could only growl. Seeing the bear Arcas drew his spear back to attack. Zeus changed Arcas into a bear and put them both in the Northern sky.

when Ursa Major is visible & how many stars are in it

Ursa Major is best visible throughout the year but best seen in April. Ursa Major is made up of 17 stars and the big dipper is located inside of the Ursa Major "great bear".