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Second and last post of a iPhone recording from Chris Hadfield live on stage Perth 2015. Not so much on the education side but this is still cool to hear Chris singing Elton John’s Rocket Man.
For thousands of years travellers would use the stars for navigation.
Here in the southern hemisphere we can easily find our way when lost at night by learning to find the constellation of Crux (the Southern Cross) and the Pointers (Alpha and Beta Centauri).
Draw two imaginary lines, one through the Southern Cross and the other perpendicular to a line joining the two pointer stars. Where these lines meet is known as the Southern Celestial Pole. Look directly towards the horizon below this point and you will be facing south.
To celebrate the launch of Earthside Astronomy we are giving away a copy of Chris Hadfield’s book “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”
To Enter simply like us on Facebook and comment on the pinned competition post. Prize will be drawn on Sunday the 30th of August.
Chris Hadfield is the most popular Astronaut since Neil Armstrong. Read the inspirational story of his struggles to become an Astronaut and travel to the ISS three times.