In preparation for our Planetarium field trip, the children learned fun facts about stars. They learned that blue stars are the hottest and that the sun is the only star that can be seen in the daytime. They learned that a “constellation” is a picture made up of stars. A long time ago people made up pictures about the stars they saw in the sky as well as stories to go along with those pictures. The Bear (and the Big Dipper) is one of the few constellations that can be seen all year.