8pm Friday 17th November Ian Sullivan (ASV & MPAS) will be our guest speaker, talking to us about "Constellations, Their Origin and Development":
The naming of groups of stars in the night sky is traced through folklore, and the customs, of ordinary people,to illustrate stories or reinforce daily life. They also enable scientific classification by astronomers to aid observation. They are areas of sky encompassing any star, cluster, or galaxy found within, named after shapes they resemble, or stories they symbolise. Ancient Greek science has supported old mythology to give Greek science and culture a dominant role over others in naming, but which is now internationally controlled.
Ian Sullivan presenting on the constellations. pic.twitter.com/K3BeRk1QDF— Mount Burnett Obsvy (@MBObservatory) November 17, 2017
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