Orion, The Giant Hunter
Orion is the brightest constellation in the winter sky and is very easy to find. It looks something like its namesake, the Hunter, and radiates with fascinating stars.
Look in the southern sky at least an hour after sunset. Locate the three stars that resemble steps in a stairway. This marks the hunter's belt and is the center of the figure. Find the four large stars forming a crude rectangle. Betelgeuse is Orion's shoulder and Rigel is Orion's foot.