A planisphere is a simple device that you can use to identify the stars and constellations on a given night at a given time. In this activity, students create their own planisphere and then use it to answer some questions. They also have the opportunity to take the planisphere home and show their family how it works.
Time: 55 minutes
Materials needed: manilla folders work great, or cardstock
Answer key is included.
2 for handout out, 2 for planisphere