EarthNews Radio: Finding Constellations
Many of the beautiful summer constellations are still visible though we're approaching the fall. How do you find these constellations?
Jerry Kay spoke to Bing Quock, acting chair of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences:
Quock says there's a simple way to get started and orient yourself this time of year. The sun sets very close to due west. If you turn 90 degrees to the right, you're facing north. Half way from the horizon to the top of the sky is Polaris, the North Star.
You should see the Big Dipper to the left, and you're on your way.
To learn more about skywatching and the Morrison Planetarium, visit its website: www.calacademy.org/planetarium.
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