A thorough exploration of constellations.
A True Book: Space series dives into the many components that make each planet distinctive and exceptional, as well as explore many of the other components that make up Space. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.
This book introduces constellations, describing how they were viewed in ancient times, the effect of the Earth's rotation on the stars that can be seen, and the modern classification of these star groups into a total of eighty-eight constellations.
Table of Contents
1 The Stars in Our Sky: Are constellations important today? 7
2 The View From Earth: How do we see stars on our planet? 11
3 A History of constellations: Who first discovered the constellations? 17
4 Star Storied: Which constellations can you see from Earth? 25
Asterisms: Is the Big Dipper a constellation? 34
5 Constellations Around the world: Who else has made up stories about the stars? 37
True Statistics 43
Important Words 46
About the Author 48