BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- As we transition into autumn, so do the stars.

The constellations above have been around for generations and have names that vary though different cultures. However, at Western Kentucky's Hardin Planetarium you get the chance to give the constellations your own unique name. 

Planetarium coordinator, Ronn Kistler, says that having people name the constellations something creative and personal will " people appreciate, recognize, find star patterns in the sky and be able to refer to them". 

Participants like WKU student, Ashley Frank did just that and named her constellation Shondra the Shark who got sucked up by a tornado and "...ended up in the sky so she's swimming around with all the stars." 

Showings run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

You can see the showings through Sunday, October 6th.