What Is a Constellation?, 1st Edition

  • Laura Loria
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  • ISBN-10: 1622754778
  • ISBN-13: 9781622754779
  • DDC: 523.8
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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To bring some semblance of order to the vast night sky, ancient astronomers assigned patterns to the stars that shown around them. These became known as constellations. This book provides insight into the scientific aspects of constellationsラas star maps and navigation toolsラas well as more fanciful interpretations, including a discussion of the zodiac. The stories associated with some of the most recognizable constellations and boxed inserts posing questions that drive readers to further investigation round out the coverage.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Pictures in the Sky.
2: Ancient Mesopotamia.
3: Ancient Greece.
4: Ptolemy’s List.
5: The Zodiac.
6: Star Maps.
7: The Modern List of Constellations.
8: Northern and Southern Constellations.
9: Constellations in Spring.
10: Constellations in Summer.
11: Constellations in Fall.
12: Constellations in Winter.
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