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40 Deg North           

40 Deg North is the default map set included with the Constellations Tonight show script.

Copies of the show script can be obtained through Sky-Skan as part of the Interact!™ PASS Classic series.


Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere
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* If you are presenting Constellations Tonight in the southern hemisphere,
  you will have to modify the show script as follows:
  • In the Sky Map activity, where the script says
    "...let's use the map to find the Little Dipper..."
    we suggest you say instead
    "...let's use the map to find the Southern Cross (or Crux)...."

  • Then change all references to"Ursa Minor," "North," and "northern" to
    "Southern Cross (Crux)," "South," and "southern" respectively.

  • In the "Motion of the Stars" activity, change references to Big Dipper, Polaris, and North Star to Southern cross. You can mention the North Star as being a star that never moves in the northern hemisphere, but there is no equivalent bright star that never moves in the southern hemisphere. You can instead describe a method of finding the south celestial pole using the Southern Cross (Crux).

  • Finally, you'll need images and stories to go with southern constellations to replace "Versions of the Big Dipper" as optional section of the show.

Alternative monthly starmaps are available for free at http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

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May 23, 2014, 3:25 PM
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