The classroom may be set up for one of three time periods when Comet Hale-Bopp can be seen, corresponding with the 3 whole sky maps:
Pick one of the time periods and refer to the corresponding star map to create the 8 posters showing the constellations in the corresponding directions. Copy the constellation shapes by placing the stick'em dots on the dark paper in the proper pattern of stars. DO NOT MARK WHERE THE COMET IS on any of the posters. Here are lists of appropriate constellations for each poster:
|Direction||Fall, 1996||Winter 1997||Spring 1997|
|North||Little Dipper||Cassiopeia, Little Dipper||Cassiopeia|
For a sample of what what a horizon chart might look like, see one of the Horizon Maps, but keep in mind it is NOT necessary to show the horizon line on your posters--the classroom horizon is naturally flat all the way around the room.
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