The Pleiades, jewels of the fall-winter sky

The Pleiades are a beautiful star cluster, visible to the unaided eye in the fall and winter. Famed in ancient days as the "Seven Sisters," today's science shows they number between more than 1,000 to 3,000.

Joe Bauman, a former Deseret News science reporter, writes an astronomy blog at and is an avid amateur astronomer. His email is [email protected]