Learning the Constellations

Dingli Cliffs near Maddalena Chapel
Friday, 11th October – 20:00

Learning to recognise the constellations (groups of stars, many of which dating back to antiquity and whose names commemorate mythological beings and creatures) is the first step towards finding your way around the sky. Nowadays, many astronomy books include sets of basic maps of the stars. The all-sky map distributed with the Society Newsletter is a good tool to help you start your night-sky adventure. However, it may take you more than a few moments to finally succeed in recognising your first constellation.

During this activity, Tony Tanti will explain the constellations, and indicate some of the important ones that are visible in autumn evenings. Society members who have no knowledge of the night sky are particularly invited to attend.