Audio Pronunciation Guide

Asteroids

Name
Pronunciation

Annefrank

ANN-FRANK

Apophis

a-PAW-fis

Astraea

a-STREE-a

Bacchus

BACK-us

Braille

BRAIL

Ceres

SEER-eez

Egeria

e-JEER-ee-a

Eros

EER-os

Eunomia

ewe-NOM-ee-a

Flora

FLOOR-a

Fortuna

for-TUNE-a

Hebe

HEE-bee

Hygiea

hy-GEE-a

Irene

eye-REE-nee

Iris

EYE-ris

Juno

JEW-noe

Kalliope

ka-LYE-o-pee

Lutetia

lew-TEE-sha

Massalia

ma-SALL-ee-a

Melpomene

mel-POM-e-nee

Metis

MEE-tis

Pallas

PAL-as

Parthenope

par-THEN-o-pee

Psyche

SYE-kee

Sylvia

SIL-vee-a

Thalia

the-LYE-a

Thetis

THEE-tis

Vesta

VES-ta

Constellations

Name
Pronunciation

Andromeda (The Chained Maiden)

an-DROM-eh-da

Antlia (The Air Pump)

ANT-lee-uh

Apus (The Bird of Paradise)

APE-us

Aquarius (The Waterbearer)

ack-KWAIR-ee-us

Aquila (The Eagle)

ack-WILL-lah

Ara (The Altar)

AY-rah

Aries (The Ram)

AIR-ease

Auriga (The Charioteer)

or-EYE-gah

Bootes (The Herdsman)

bow-OH-tease

Caelum (The Chisel)

SEE-lum

Camelopardalis (The Giraffe)

ca-MEL-oh-PAR-dal-iss

Cancer (The Crab)

KAN-surr

Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs)

KAN-es veh-NAT-ih-see

Canis Major (The Great Dog)

KANE-es MAY-jer

Canis Minor (The Little Dog)

KANE-es MY-ner

Capricornus (The Sea Goat)

CAP-rih-CORN-us

Carina (The Keel)

car-EE-na

Cassiopeia (The Queen)

KASS-ee-oh-PEE-ah

Centaurus (The Centaur)

sen-TOR-us

Cepheus (The King)

SEE-fee-us

Cetus (The Sea Monster)

SEE-tus

Chamaeleon (The Chameleon)

kah-ME-lee-un

Circinus (The Drawing Compass)

SIR-sin-us

Columba (The Dove)

ko-LUM-ba

Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair)

CO-ma bare-uh-NYE-sees

Corona Australis (The Southern Crown)

coe-ROW–nah ow-STRAHL-iss

Corona Borealis (The Northern Crown)

coe-ROW–nah BOR-ee-AL-iss

Corvus (The Raven)

CORE-vuss

Crater (The Cup)

CRAY-ter

Crux (The Southern Cross)

Kruks

Cygnus (The Swan)

SIG-nus

Delphinus (The Dolphin)

del-FYE-nus

Dorado (The Goldfish)

doh-RAY-doh

Draco (The Dragon)

DRAY-ko

Equuleus (The Little Horse)

eh-KWOO-lee-us

Eridanus (The Celestial River)

eh-RID-uh-nuss

Fornax (The Furnace)

FOR-naks

Gemini (The Twins)

GEM-in-eye

Grus (The Crane)

GROOS

Hercules (The Strongman)

HER-kyou-leez

Horologium (The Clock)

hor-uh-LOW-gee-um

Hydra (The Sea Serpent)

HY-druh

Hydrus (The Water Snake)

HY-drus

Indus (The Indian)

IN-dus

Lacerta (The Lizard)

la-SIR-ta

Leo (The Lion)

LEE-oh

Leo Minor (The Little Lion)

LEE-oh MY-ner

Lepus (The Hare)

LEE-puss

Libra (The Scales)

LEE-bra

Lupus (The Wolf)

LOUP-us

Lynx (The Lynx)

links

Lyra (The Lyre)

LIE-rah

Mensa (The Table Mountain)

MEN-sa

Microscopium (The Microscope)

MY-krow-SKOH-pee-em

Monoceros (The Unicorn)

mon-OSS-er-us

Musca (The Fly)

MUSS-ka

Norma (The Level)

NOR-ma

Octans (The Octant)

OCK-tens

Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer)

Oaf-ih-YOU-kus

Orion (The Hunter)

oh-RYE-un

Pavo (The Peacock)

PAY-vo

Pegasus (The Winged Horse)

PEG-uh-suss

Perseus (The Hero)

PURR-see-us

Phoenix (The Phoenix)

FEE-nix

Pictor (The Painter)

PICK-tor

Pisces (The Fish)

PIE-sees

Piscis Austrinus (The Southern Fish)

PIE-sees oss-TREE-nus

Puppis (The Poop Deck)

PUP-iss

Pyxis (The Compass)

PICK-sis

Reticulum (The Net)

reh-TICK-yuh-lum

Sagitta (The Arrow)

suh-JIT-uh

Sagittarius (The Archer)

sa-jih-TARE-ee-us

Scorpius (The Scorpion)

SKOR-pee-uss

Sculptor (The Sculptor)

SKULP-tor

Scutum (The Shield)

SCOOT-um

Serpens Caput (The Snake’s Head)

SIR-pens CAP-ut

Serpens Cauda (The Snake’s Tail)

SIR-pens KAW-dah

Sextans (The Sextant)

SEX-tens

Taurus (The Bull)

TOR-us

Telescopium (The Telescope)

tell-es-SCOPE-ee-um

Triangulum (The Triangle)

tri-ANG-yuh-lum

Triangulum Australe (The Southern Triangle)

tri-ANG-yuh-lum aus-TRAY-lee

Tucana (The Toucan)

too-KAY-nah

Ursa Major (The Great Bear)

URR-sah MAY-jer

Ursa Minor (The Little Bear)

URR-sah MY-ner

Vela (The Sail)

VEE-la

Virgo (The Maiden)

VER-go

Volans (The Flying Fish)

VO-lans

Vulpecula (The Fox)

vul-PECK-yoo-la

Planets & Moons

Name
Pronunciation

Adrastea

ah-DRAHS-tee-ah

Aitne

et-NEE

Amalthea

ah-mal-THEE-ah

Ananke

a-NAN-kee

Ariel

AIR-ee-el

Atlas

AT-lus

Autonoe

aw-TON-oe-ee

Belinda

be-LIN-dah

Bianca

bee-AHNK-uh

Caliban

KAL-e-ban

Callirrhoe

ka-LIRR-o-ee

Callisto

ka-LIS-toe

Calypso

ka-LIP-soe

Carme

KAR-mee

Chaldene

kal-DEE-nee

Charon

CARE-en

Cordelia

core-DEAL-ya

Cressida

KRESS-e-da

Deimos

DYE-mos

Desdemona

DES-de-MOAN-a

Despina

de-SPEEN-a

Dione

dye-ON-ee

Earth

URTH

Elara

EE-lahr-ah

Enceladus

en-SELL-ah-dus

Epimetheus

EPP-e-ME-thee-us

Erinome

err-IN-o-mee

Eris

EE-ris

Euanthe

ewe-AN-thee

Euporie

ewe-POUR-ee-e

Europa

you-ROE-pah

Eurydome

ewe-RID-o-mee

Gabrielle

GAB-ree-ell

Galatea

GAL-aTEA-a

Ganymede

GAN-eh-meed

Harpalyke

har-PAL-e-kee

Helene

he-LEAN

Hermippe

her-MIP-ee

Himalia

HIM-ah-lee-ah

Hyperion

hye-PER-ee-on

Iapetus

ee-AHP-eh-tus

Io

EYE-oh

Iocaste

EYE-o-KAS-tee

Isonoe

eye-SON-oe-ee

Janus

JAY-nus

Juliet

JEW-lee-ette

Jupiter

JEW-pi-ter

Kale

KAY-lee

Kalyke

KAL-e-kee

Larissa

la-RISS-a

Leda

LEE-dah

Lysithea

lis-ih-THEE-ah

Mars

MARZ

Megaclite

MEG-a-KLYE-tee

Mercury

MIRK-you-ree

Metis

MEE-tis

Mimas

MYE-mus

Miranda

mi-RAN-dah

Moon

moon

Naiad

NYE-ad

Neptune

NEP-toon

Nereid

NAIR-ee-id

Oberon

OH-ba-ron

Ophelia

oh-FEEL-ya

Orthosie

or-THOE-see-e

Pan

PAN

Pandora

pan-DOOR-ah

Pasiphae

pa-SIF-ah-ee

Pasithee

PAS-e-thee

Phobos

FOE-bos

Phoebe

FEE-bee

Pluto

PLOO-toe

Portia

POR-sha

Praxidike

prak-SID-e-kee

Prometheus

pro-MEE-thee-us

Prospero

PRO-per-oe

Proteus

PRO-tee-us

Puck

PUCK

Quaoar

KWA-oh-ar

Rhea

REE-a

Rosalind

ROS-a-lind

Saturn

SA-turn

Setebos

SET-e-bus

Sinope

se-NO-pee

Sponde

SPON-dee

Stephano

ste-FAA-noe

Sun

sun

Sycorax

SICK-o-RACKS

Taygete

tay-IJ-e-tee

Telesto

tah-LES-toe

Tethys

TEE-this

Thalassa

tha-LASS-a

Thebe

THEE-bee

Themisto

the-MISS-toe

Thyone

Thy-OE-nee

Titan

TYE-tun

Titania

tye-TAIN-ee-ah

Trinculo

TRING-kew-loe

Triton

TRY-ton

Umbriel

UM-bree-el

Uranus

YOU-rah-nus

Venus

VEE-nus

Meteor Showers

Name
Pronunciation

Eta Aquarids

AY-tah AK-wa-rids

Geminids

GEM-e-nids

Leonids

LEE-o-nids

Lyrids

LYE-rids

North Taurids

north TOR-ids

Orionids

o-RYE-o-nids

Perseids

PUR-see-ids

Quadrantids

kwa-DRAN-tids

South Delta Aquarids

south DEL-tah AK-wa-rids

South Taurids

south TOR-ids

Stars

Name
Pronunciation

Acamar

AH-kuh-mar

Achernar

AK-er-nar

Acrux

A–krucks

Acubens

ACK-you-benz

Adhara

ad-HAR-a

Al Kaprah

al-KAP-rah

Al Nair

all-NAYR

Al Niyat

all-NEE-yaht

Al Suhail

all-soo-HAIL

Albaldah

al-BAL-dah

Albireo

al-BEE-ri-oh

Alchiba

al-CHIH-ba

Alcor

AL-kor

Alcyone

all-SYE–o-nee

Aldebaran

al-DEB-ah ran

Alderamin

al-DER-a-min

Aldhafera

al-da_FER-a

Alfirk

All-firk

Algedi (Al Giedi)

all-JED-ee

Algenib

al-JEN-nib

Algieba

al-GEE-bah

Algiebba

al-GEEB-bah

Algol

AL-gall

Algorab

ALL-gor-ab

Alhena

al-HAY-nah

Alioth

AL-lee-oth

Alkaid

AL-kade

Alkalurops

al-ka-LOOR-ops

Almaaz

ALL-maaz

Almach

ALL-mahk

Alnasl

all-NAH-zul

Alnilam

ALL-nil-ahm

Alnitak

ALL-nit-ahk

Alphard

AL-fard

Alphecca, Gemma

al-FECK-ah, JEM-a

Alpheratz

AL-fer-rats

Alrakis

all-RAH-kiss

Alrescha

all-RESH-ah

Alshain

all-SHAIN

Altair

AL-tair

Altais

ALL-tays

Altarf

al-TARF

Alterf

al-TERF

Althalimain

Aludra

al-UDE-rah

Alula Australis

a-LOOL-ah ow-STRAH-liss

Alula Borealis

a-LOOLah bor-ee-AH-liss

Alzirr

ALL-zirr

Ancha

UNG-ka

Ankaa

ANG-kah

Antares

an-TAIR-ease

Arcturus

arc-TOUR-russ

Arkab

AR-kub

Arkab Posterior

AR-kub

Arkab Prior

AR-kub PREE-or

Arneb

AHR-neb

Ascella

ah-SELL-a

Asellus Australis

ah-SELL-us ow-STRALICE

Asellus Borealis

ah-SELL-us bore-ee-AL-is

Asellus Primus

ah-SELL-us

Asellus Secundus

ah-SELL-us

Asellus Tertius

ah-SELL-us

Asmidiske

ass-mid-ISS-kee

Aspidiske

ass-pid-ISS-kee

Atik

AH-tik

Atlas

AT-las

Atria

AH-tree-a

Auva

Avior

AV-i-or

Azha

AH-za

Baham

ba-HAHM

Barnard’s Star

BARN-ards star

Baten Kaitos

BUT-en KYE-tos

Beid

BYED

Bellatrix

BEL-la-trix

Betelgeuse

BET-el-jooz

Botein

boh-TAYN

Canopus

can-OH-pus

Capella

kah-PELL-ah

Caph

KAF

Castor

CASS-ter

Cebalrai

SEB-all-rye

Celaeno

ke-LAY-no

Chara

CHAH-ra

Chertan, Chort

KERT-ahn,

Cor Caroli

core-ca-ROLE-ee

Cursa

COOR-sah

Dabih

DAH-bee

Deneb

DEN-ebb

Deneb Algiedi

DEN-ebb al-JEE-dee

Deneb el Okab

DEN-ebb

Deneb el Okab

DEN-ebb

Deneb Kaitos

DEN-ebb KAY-tos

Denebola

de-NEB-oh-la

Diadem

DYE-a-dem

Dschubba

JOOB-a

Dubhe

DOOB-huh

Edasich

ED-a-sick

Electra

e-LEK-tra

Elnath

EL-noth

Eltanin

EL-ta-nin

Enif

EEN-if

Er Rai

er-RYE

Erakis

e-RAHK-is (mu Draconis)

Fomalhaut

FO-mal-oh

Furud

fur-ROOD

Gacrux

GAK-kruks

Giausar

JAW-sahr

Gienah

JEEN-ah

Girtab

GIRR-tahb

Gomeisa

go-MAY-sah

Graffias

GRAH-fi-us

Grb 1618

GROOM-bridge

Grb 1830

Grumium

GROO-mi-um

Hadar

HAH-dahr

Hamal

HAM-al

Han

HAN

Hassaleh

Heze

Hoedus I

HEE-dus

Hoedus II

HEE-dus

Homam

HOH-mahm

Izar

EYE-zar

Jabbah

JAB-bah

Kaffalijidhma

KAFF-al-JID-mah

Kaus Australis

KOWSS ow-STRAH-liss

Kaus Borealis

KOWSS bor-ee-AH-liss

Kaus Meridianalis

KOWSS me-RID-i-an-AL-is

Keid

KYED

Kitalpha

kit-AL-fa

Kochab

KOE-cab

Kornephoros

core-ne-FOR-uss

Kraz

Kurhah

KOOR-hah

La Superba

la su-PURR-ba

Lacaille 8760

la-KA-ya

Lacaille 9352

la-KA-ya

Lalande 21185

la-LAHND

Lesath

LAY-soth

Maia

MAH-ya

Marfik

MAR-fick

Markab

MAR-kab

Matar

MAH-tahr

Mebsuta

meb-SOO-tah

Megrez

meg-REZ

Meissa

MAY-sah

Mekbuda

mek-BOO-dah

Menkalinan

men-KAH-li-nan

Menkar

men-KAHR

Menkent

men-KENT

Menkib

men-KIB

Merak

MER-ak

Merope

MER-o-pee

Mesarthim

mess-AHR-tim

Miaplacidus

mee–a-PLASS-id-uss

Mimosa, Becrux

mim-OH-sah, BAY-cruks

Minkar

MIN-kar

Mintaka

MIN-ta-ka

Mira

MEE-ra

Mirach

MIRR-ahk

Mirfak

MERE-fak

Mirzam

MERE-zam

Mizar

MYE-zahr

Muliphein

MOOL-if-ayn

Muphrid

MOO-frid

Muscida

MUSS-id-a

Nair al Saif

nar-AL-safe

Naos

NOWSS

Nashira

nah-SHE-rah

Nekkar

NECK-ahr

Nihal

nih-HALL

Nodus I

NOH-dus

Nunki

NUN-kee

Nusakan

noo-SAH-kahn

Ophiuchus

Oaf-ih-YOU-kus

Phaet

FEYE-et

Phecda

FEK-da

Pherkad

ferk-AHD

Pleione

PLAY-o-nee

Polaris

poe-LAIR-is

Pollux

POL-lucks

Porrima

pour-EE-mah

Procyon

PRO-see-on

Propus, Tejat Prior

PRO-puss, TAY-zhaht PRYE-or

Rasalas

RAH-sa-luss

Rasalgethi

rah-sell-GAYTH-ee

Rasalhague

RAHS-al-haig

Rasalmothallah

RAHS-al-MOTH-al-ah

Regulus

REG-you-luss

Rigel

RYE-jel

Rigil Kentaurus

RYE-jel ken-TAW-russ

Rotanev

ROH-ta-nev

Ruchbah

ROOK-baht

Rukbat

ROOK-baht

Sabik

SAH-bik

Sadachbia

sah-DUCK-be-ah

Sadal Bari

sah-dul-BAH-ree

Sadal Melik

sah-dul-MEL-ik

Sadal Suud

sah-dul-su-OOD

Sadr

SADE-der

Saiph

SAFE

Sargas

SAHR-goss

Sarin

SAHR-in

Scheat

SHEE-at

Schedar

SHED-er

Segin

SEG-in

Seginus

seg-EEN-us

Shaula

SHOWL-a

Sheliak

SHEL-ee-yak

Sheratan

SHARE-ah-tan

Sirius

SEER-ee-us

Skat

SKAHT

Spica

SPEE-ka

Sterope

STER-o-pee

Sualocin

swah-LOH-sin

Suhail al Muhlif

soo-HALE-al-MOO-liff

Sulafat

SOOL-a-faht

Syrma

SIRM-a

Talitha

TAH-lith-a

Tania Australis

THA-ni-ya ow-STRAH-liss

Tania Borealis

THA-ni-ya bor-ee-AH-liss

Tarazed

TAHR-ah-zed

Taygeta

TAY-get-a

Tegmine

teg-MEEN-e

Tejat Posterior

TAY-zhaht pos-TER-i-o

Thuban

THOO-bahn

Trapezium 1A

tra-PEEZ-i-um

Trapezium 1B

tra-PEEZ-i-um

Trapezium 1C

tra-PEEZ-i-um

Trapezium 1D

tra-PEEZ-i-um

Unukalhai

uh-NOO-kul-lye

Vega

VEY-ga

Vindemiatrix

vin-de-mee-AY-tricks

Wasat

wah-SAHT

Wazn

WUZ-un

Wei

Wesen

WEZ-en

Yed Posterior

YED pos-TER-i-or

Yed Prior

YED PRYE-or

Zaniah

zah-NYE-a

Zaurak

ZAW-rahk

Zavijava

zah-vee-JAH-vah

Zosma

ZOSS-mah

Zubenelakrab

zoo-BEN-el-AK-rab

Zubenelgenubi

zoo-BEN-el-je-NEW-bee

Zubeneschamali

zoo-BEN-esh-ah-MAL-ee