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December 16, 2019

The Stars

When asked to name a favorite constellation, many people respond with either “Orion” or “The Big Dipper.” Orion is the hunter in the sky and was well known to the ancient Greeks. It is one of 88 classical constellations. Realize, of course, that the 88 classical constellations are a part of our Western heritage. Those with roots in other cultures may be familiar with different constellations made of the same stars. Constellations are not real objects, but imaginary patterns seen in the eye of the beholder, be he/she Greek, Asian, African, Native American or other.

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