Paper Plate Education
"Serving the Universe on a Paper
Activity: Stargazing Plates
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 Jupiters 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.