If you look high up in the western sky this evening, - say around 8 PM - you’ll find a small but distinctive grouping of stars known as the Seven Sisters. Even with lots of street lights around, you can still find them, although the serious light pollution problems we experience here reduces the Seven Sisters down to just two or three, or possibly they may look like a little smudge overhead. But if you can get away from the bright lights, out in the country, or on a dark Atlantic Beach, you’ll see between six to eight stars here, arranged in a very tiny dipper shape. In mythology, the Seven Sisters were the Pleiades, the daughters of Atlas, on whose shoulders the world rested. The brightest stars are Alcyone, Merope, Electra, Asterope, Maia, Taygeta and Celaeno, plus their parents, Atlas and Pleione – but there are many more faint ones. Binoculars will reveal over a dozen stars, and astronomers have counted hundreds of stars in this open cluster.