Big Dipper (disambiguation)

Big Dipper is the American term for the seven brightest stars of Ursa Major, called the Plough in Britain.

Big Dipper also may refer to:
* Big Dipper, alternative name for a roller coaster ride, especially in the United Kingdom. Several roller coasters are specifically known by this name, including;
** Big Dipper (Blackpool), a wooden roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
** Big Dipper (Geauga Lake), a wooden roller coaster at Geauga Lake.
** Big Dipper (Luna Park Sydney), a wooden roller coaster operating at Luna Park Sydney from 1935 until 1981.
** Cyclone (Dreamworld), a steel roller coaster which operated as Big Dipper at Luna Park Sydney from 1995 to 2001.
*Big Dipper (band), a 1980s-1990s Boston alternative-rock band
*"Big Dipper", a song by Built to Spill from their 1994 album "There's Nothing Wrong with Love"
* For other uses of the big dipper see Starry Plough

As a nickname in sport, Big Dipper may also refer to:
* Wilt Chamberlain (1936–1999), American basketball player
* Robert DiPierdomenico (born 1958), Australian rules footballer
* Chris Duncan (born 1981), American baseball player

In music:
* Big Dipper, a 1978 song by Elton John
* Big Dipper, a 2003 album by Drop Trio

See also

* Beidou, Chinese name of Big Dipper.


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