|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.