Naked Eye Star-gazing
By Janet Alred, 22 November 2011.
On Tuesday Christine Woolcott met with six would-be star gazers for an indoor get acquainted session. Using simplified diagrams, Christine showed us how to use Orion to find Taurus, the Pleiades, Auricula (?), Capella and her three goats, Castor and Pollux, Procyon and Sirius.
A few nights later we went out in the evening but, although we could see some of these constellations, clouds obscured others. A second indoor session was held a week later but after that the cloud cover never lifted and our teacher took off for Arizona from where she e-mailed to say she could see everything!
A spring sky indoor session has been scheduled for April 8th.