We had a spectacular view last night, from Potter Marsh, and I noticed the Big Dipper was also captured in the frame (enhanced to point it out). The Big Dipper and the North Star are the stars featured on the Alaska flag.
But did you know the Big Dipper is actually part of another constellation called Ursa Major, which is a bear? Ursa Major's head section is the "handle" of the dipper. Ursa Major was also featured in Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting Starry Night Over the Rhone.