How to read a Star Chart

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How to read a Star Chart

  1. Face south
  2. Hold the chart over your head, with its north horizon behind you and its south horizon in front of you.


Test your understanding

  1. Given the star chart shown above, which of the scenes pictured below would you see along your eastern horizon?
  2. Below is a star chart without the stars.
    1. The sun is setting on the west horizon. Draw a picture of the sun.
    2. The full moon is rising on the east horizon. Draw a picture of the moon.
    3. Imagine that a UFO appears directly over head. Draw a picture of a UFO at the point directly overhead (the zenith).
    4. Draw a star where Polaris, the north star, would appear.

 

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