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STARS AND BEYOND
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STARS - LAB

Stars can be easily found on a celestial globe if you know the approximate month in which it appears and in which hemisphere you are looking. The sky is different during the same time of the year in the United States and southern Africa. There are so many stars that it seems impossible to learn them. It takes time, but remember early civilizations did not have television, so they spend many hours looking at the night time sky and creating their own movies with their creative mind. A teenager in the time of the Egyptians would probably see warriors and romance in the night time sky.

See what stars you can locate and determine in which constellation you find it. For example the picture on the right shows the constellation Orion. The three bright stars of Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka make up Orion the Hunterís belt. The entire region outlined in light blue is the constellation Orion.

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