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"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate"

Activity: Stargazing Plates  

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Images on the Stargazing Plates are reprinted with permission of Sky & Telescope. 1999 by Sky Publishing Corp.  All rights reserved.  SkyWise courtesy of Jay Ryan; used with permission.

Before you go out at night for a public observing session, compile background information on scheduled viewing targets.  Draw or paste items of interest, such as positions of Jupiter’s moons, constellation outlines, or lunar features, on individual plates. Punch a hole in the top of each plate and secure them together with a string.  Save plates through the year and build an observing collection.  For items that you wish to mark repeatedly, cover the data plate with a clear plate and mark on it.

Contributed by Chuck Bueter.

GLPA Proceedings,  1999, p. 37.

 

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