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    Re: Constellation names.
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2003 Nov 2, 01:00 -0500

    On Sat, 1 Nov 2003 22:01:56 +0000, George Huxtable wrote:
    >It reminds me of the time I was visiting old friends in Chicago, which must
    >have been all of 40 years ago. Their kids were watching a children's TV
    >programme, and when some pictures of the night sky came up, I started to
    >take an interest. The big dipper appeared with its bowl and handle. It was
    >explained that if you drew a line between the two stars that made up the
    >end of the handle (and then these were emphasised, and a line drawn between
    >them to extend the direction of the handle, to make it absolutely clear)
    >then that line always pointed due North. Just remember that, said the
    >attractive young lady on the screen, and you will never get lost at night.
    >I do hope that message wasn't taken to heart. Perhaps there are now-elderly
    >Americans wandering around in the dark, in a state of complete confusion,
    >to this day.
    Highly original! Creativity is to be cultivated :-)
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                     J36 Gjo/a
    "I met about a dozen people who voted for me, and generally I can't say I 
    really agree with their reasoning."
    Bernard Goetz, subway gunman

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