See The Lion of Spring.

| March 28, 2008 | 4 Replies

constellation-leo.jpgOne of the great joys of life, in my not-so-humble opinion, is being able to go outside at night under a clear sparkling sky and do a little stargazing. Spring has its delights and the largest of them in the night sky is the constellation Leo. You’ve probably seen it, even if you didn’t know exactly what it was you were seeing. And, if you can find Leo, then you can find the Big Dipper (and vice versa). The pointer stars that you follow to the north star one way lead you to Regulus, the brightest star in Leo the other way. Cool, no?

Anyhow, do yourself a favor and go outside the next nice night you have. You don’t need anything more than your own two eyes (and, if you really want, a basic star map and a flashlight with some red cellophane over the lens to preserve your night vision). It’s good for the mind and the soul.

Category: Out in the Black, Rampant Geekery

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