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Sculptor – The Sculptor

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

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

Symbolism: Sculptor is also known as ‘The Sculptor’



History & Mythology

Sculptor is one of the newer constellations that was introduced in the 18th century by French astronomer Nicolas Louis De Lacaille. The constellation represents a Mallet, a Chisel and a Marble Head on a stand. Home to some interesting galaxies, the constellation is very faint, and can be found to the east of the very bright star Formalhaut in Piscis. The stars in Sculptor are not named.  

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Sculptor is bordered by constellations Cetus, Fornax, Aquarius, Phoenix, Piscis Austrinus & Grus.

Sky Chart #: 3.

Star Raking: 36th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Sculptor consists of 4 main stars.

Brightest Star: Alpha Sculptoris.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Sculptor has 6 stars with planets.

# 2. Sculptor has 6 different Deep-Sky Objects.

# 3. Alpha Sculptoris is the brightest star in Sculptor.


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Sculptor also know as?

Q. How many main stars does Grus have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Sculptor?

Q. How many stars have planets in Sculptor?

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

Download questions about the Sculptor Constellation here: Sculptor Constellation (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 Sculptor Constellation visit

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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