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Here are some sites on stars from bigchalk.com/newsletter- don;t know if that
will help those that were looking for star ideas. Roberta
THIS WEEK'S THEME: "ANCIENT MAPS"
Set your course for this week's WOW!
W-08030001">Christopher Columbus & Celestial Navigation</A>
How did people find their way before maps? One
method involved looking at the stars. While Columbus
was more of a dead-reckoning navigator (you can learn
about that here as well) he did occasionally make use of
celestial navigation. Get information on the tools of the
navigation trade online!
These atlases are maps of the stars created from 1482 to
1851. While they were serious examples of scientific
scholarship in their day, they can now be appreciated as
beautiful works of art. The stars in the constellations
have been transformed into detailed drawings of the
figures they represent.
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