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Make: The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory by Windell Oskay

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Chapter 2. Astronomy and Light

Star Chart

Star chart.

Purpose: A star chart is used as a map of the sky. It can be set for any hour of any day in the year. With this chart you can predict the position of any star, planet, constellation, comet, or satellite.

Materials: A star chart, either store-bought or you can make one yourself.[84]

You may make a large-size star chart, if you have one for a pattern, by using the following material: one large piece of black cardboard, a second piece of cardboard of a lighter color, silver or white paint, and the use of an opaque projector.[85]

What to Do: You can make a direct copy of a star chart by removing the inside black ...

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