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    Re: Constellation names
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Nov 2, 13:21 -0500

    I think "private" arrangements, such as your brother-in-law Peter's
    renaming of Orion to the "Shopping-Trolley," would be highly effective
    in involving kids and helping them remember constellation names, in the
    hands of a good teacher.
    Fred Hebard
    On Nov 2, 2003, at 5:16 AM, George Huxtable wrote:
    > Thank you, Sharon, for a really useful comment.
    > We expect to see, and to recognise, our circumpolar stars any way up,
    > but
    > for those constellations nearer the equator, such as Orion, their
    > orientation doesn't alter much. Being on the Equator, Orion is just as
    > visible from New Zealand, and Peter explains an additional problem for
    > them
    > there. Seen from the South, Orion is always upside-down, and Peter
    > points
    > out that it's hard to respect, as a great warrior, someone who is
    > always
    > standing on his head. As a private arrangement between him and his
    > class,
    > then, they have renamed Orion "the Shopping-Trolley".

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