Treading Among the Stars: How We’ve Found Our Way

Mapping the Skies with Star Charts

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Throughout history, people have been drawing representations of the sky. Often, the drawings begin as simplified versions and as astronomers collect more information, the drawings become more detailed and accurate. In the 1800s, Henry Whitall found many ways to share the information of the time with a variety of learning tools.

Star Charts

These four star charts beautifully depict the skies in four different seasons. This image shows Spring.