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Norma – The Set Square

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

Norma is one of the 29 constellations that represents an object.

Symbolism: Norma is also known as ‘The Set Square’



History & Mythology

Norma was created around 1750 by French astronomer Nicholas Louis De Lacaille. The constellation while small is very rich with stars. The constellation used to be larger and was once called Norma Et Regula, to represent a set square and a ruler. The constellation was then reassigned to just a set square shape.

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Norma is bordered by constellations Ara, Scorpius, Triangulum Australe, Lupus & Circinus.

Sky Chart #: 4.

Star Raking: 74th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Norma consists of 4 main stars.

Brightest Star: Gamma Normae.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Norma has 4 stars with planets.

# 2. Norma doesn’t have any stars that are Alpha or Beta.

# 3. Gamma Normae is the brightest star in Norma.


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Norma also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Norma have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Norma?

Q. How many stars have planets in Norma?

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

Download questions about the Norma Constellation here: Norma 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 Norma Constellation visit

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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