Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Night Sky

On Wednesday night, the Creek Campers went to Allegheny's planetarium to have Dr. Lombardi give us a presentation on the night sky. He first presented us with a slide show that showed us how to see the constellations and the different galaxies. After the slide show, Dr. Lombardi turned on the over head planetarium to have us try and find the constellations on our own. He also explained that A.M. means ante (before) meridian and that P.M. means post meridian. The meridian is the great circle of the celestial sphere that passes through its poles and the observer's highest point. Dr. Lombardi did a great job, and the planetarium was a very cool experience!


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