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From: Rdunkelart
Date: Fri Aug 18 2000 - 20:12:18 PDT

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    Here are some sites on stars from don;t know if that
    will help those that were looking for star ideas. Roberta


    Set your course for this week's WOW!

    <A HREF="
    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!

    <A HREF="
    W-08030002">Celestial Atlases</A>
    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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