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MAH | “Where’s Orion?”

June 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am 10:30 am

“Where’s Orion?”: the relationship between the seasons and the sky

Why can’t you—or anyone else on our planet—see the constellation Orion the Hunter in the current night sky?

According to Greek myth, it’s the fault of Orion’s enemy, the Scorpion. We’ll tell that story, then we’ll explore the science behind how Earth’s orbit around the Sun determines when we can best see certain star patterns. We’ll also find out why our days are so long and our nights so short at this time of year in the northern hemisphere.

*Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live until 10:00 a.m. If you’re having trouble accessing it, please reload the page at 10:00 a.m. and try again.