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January 5th, 2017 - Featured Speaker: Dr. Roger B. Culver
The Bygone Constellations of the Cosmos
Talk Abstract: Down through the centuries cultures the world over have imagined "star pictures" in the more or less random scattering of stars in the night sky. Out of a myriad of such imaginings, modern astronomers now officially recognize 88 of these star pictures or constellations, thus consigning "a myriad-88" constellations to history. In this presentation we will discuss some of those "left behind" constellations.