Constellations: Science and Stories in the Sky
Summer is the finest part of the year for stargazing because it offers warm nights and the beauty of the Milky Way running straight overhead. The constellations we see have been passed down to us across generations with patterns that reflect different stories from around the world.
As part of STAR Net‘s Sky Stories campaign, the American Museum of Natural History’s own Carter Emmart demonstrated how to identify the constellations and introduce you to a few of these stories while exploring some of the science behind the familiar patterns in the sky.
This live OpenSpace webcast was brought to you by the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program in partnership with the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the American Library Association, and the American Museum of Natural History.