ARIZONA STAR TALES - NOTE: Until further notice, all events have been cancelled and no requests are being accepted at this time due to the pandemic
We again held our monthly public event at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center. This event was all about constellations. Their history, how they evolved, how the stars in them are named, and described how a sextant works that uses the stars for navigation. We even discussed how Astrology evolved through the different cultures and used a spinning precision gyroscope to demonstrate why there are now thirteen Zodiak signs instead of the twelve we are so familiar with and used to. Yes! A gyroscope to describe Astrology! Again, we were fortunate to have a nice clear sky for telescope viewing afterwards. Another fun event! Next month is 'Telescopes: From Humble to Hubble'. We hope to see you there!