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Aquarius – The Water Carrier

Aquarius is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Aquarius is one of the 17 constellations that represents a mythological character.

Symbolism: Aquarius is also known as ‘The Water Carrier’


History & Mythology

Aquarius has been known by many different cultures and represent many different things for these cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology, Aquarius represents the boy called Ganymede who was taken up to the heavens by the Greek god Zeus to serve the gods at Mount Olympus. Aquarius is one of the largest constellations that contains some very impressive planetary Nebulae.  


Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Aquarius is bordered by constellations Cetus, Pisces, Sculptor, Pegasus, Piscis Austrinus, Equuleus, Capricornus, Delphinus & Aquila.

Sky Chart #: 3.

Star Raking: 10th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Aquarius consists of 22 main stars.

Brightest Star: Beta Aquarii.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Aquarius has 12 stars with planets.

# 2. Aquarius constellation is home to the Eta Aquarid meteor shower.

# 3. Beta Aquarii is the brightest star in the Aquarius constellation.  


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Aquarius also know as?

Q. How many main stars does Aquarius have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Aquarius?

Q. What star ranking is Aquarius in the celestial sphere?

Q. How many stars have planets in Aquarius?

Download questions about the Aquarius Constellation here: Aquarius Constellation (answers are on this page)

Teachers. For more in depth work sheets on constellations. Click on Kidskonnect Worksheets  

For further reading and more information on the Aquarius Constellation visit

  Key Vocabulary Celestial. Chart. Constellation. History.


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