Learn to navigate by the night sky

Learn to navigate by the night sky


Can you spot Ursa Major, Polaris, Cassiopeia, Betelgeuse, and Orion in the photo above? Know which way is North? If not, here’s a quick 15 minute drill that will teach you how to recognize a few constellations and navigate at night (assuming you live in the northern hemisphere).

For you city folk, this could come in handy if:

  1. you’re trying to get to a late night party
  2. you become disoriented
  3. the battery dies in that Google Maps enabled iPhone we’ve been blabbering about for the last couple weeks

Identify constellations and navigate at night – Link

6 thoughts on “Learn to navigate by the night sky

  1. ozastro says:

    Congratulations Jason.

    Now for a Southern Hemisphere version? ;)

  2. jason_striegel says:

    Anyone know of a similar training drill for the southern hemisphere?

  3. byronchurch says:

    what a valuable link ! Thanks

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