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Gemini – The Twins

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

Gemini is one 17 of the constellations that represents a mythical character.

Symbolism: Gemini is also known as ‘The Twins’

 

 

History & Mythology

Gemini has been known by many different cultures and represents many different things for these cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology, Gemini represents the twins Castor and Pollux. Castor was portrayed to be mortal, with Pollux becoming immortal. They were united in the heavens.  

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Gemini is bordered by constellations Lynx, Taurus, Auriga, Orion, Monoceros, Canis Minor & Cancer.  

Sky Chart #: Chart 6.

Star Raking: 30th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Gemini consists of 17 main stars.

Brightest Star: Pollux.

 

Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Castor is a multi star system comprising of other stars.

# 2. 8 stars in Gemini have planets.

# 3. Pollux is the brightest star in the Gemini constellation.

 

Q&A Corner

Q. What is Gemini also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Gemini have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Gemini?

Q. How many stars have planets in Gemini?

Q. What number star ranking is Gemini in the celestial sphere?

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

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

For further reading and more info on the Gemini Constellation visit www.wiki.kidzsearch.com/gemini

  Key Vocabulary Celestial. Chart. Constellation. History.

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