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Sagittarius – The Archer

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

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

Symbolism: Sagittarius is also known as ‘The Archer’



History & Mythology

Sagittarius is a large constellation that is easily identifiable by the shape of its main stars. Sagittarius represents a mythical creature that is called a Centaur, which is a half man half horse figure. The figure holds and bow and an arrow.  

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Sagittarius is bordered by constellations Aquila, Capricornus, Scutum, Microscopium, Serpens, Indus, Ophiuchus, Telescopium, Scorpius & Corona Australis.

Sky Chart #: 4.

Star Raking: 15th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Sagittarius consists of 8 main stars.

Brightest Star: Epsilon Sagittarii.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Sagittarius has 32 stars with planets.

# 2. Sagittarius has 7 Deep-Sky Objects.

# 3. Epsilon Sagittarii is the brightest star in Sagittarius.


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Sagittarius also know as?

Q. How many main stars does Sagittarius have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Sagittarius?

Q. How many stars have planets in Sagittarius?

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

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

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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