8B50.10 - Local Star Map - Cosmic Neighborhood

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Local Star Map - Cosmic Neighborhood
Neighboring Stars
Area of Study:
Stellar Astronomy
Star Map Crystal, lighted base.

Look at the crystal from the desired angle with a video camera.  The crystal shows a 3-D map of all the stars within 5 parsecs of our sun or basically our cosmic neighborhood.  The scale is 10 light years to the inch.

  • Daniel Brown, "The Orion Constellation as an Installation: An Innovative Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning Environment", TPT, Vol. 51, # 3, March 2013, p. 160.
  • Michael Zeilik, "An Astronomy Angulator", TPT, Vol. 39, # 3, March 2001, p. 187.

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