Star Charts and Activity Templates

Star Charts and Activity Templates

Download the following tools, designed to help you better explore the stars.


Monthly Star charts

These charts will help you find stars and constellations in the night sky – a great tool for naked eye observing.

Download full year (2.7Mb PDF)


Star Finders

Use one of the templates below to construct a simple planisphere. This tool can help you to identify stars and constellations. Its inner disk can be rotated to display the visible stars for any time and date.


Sundials

Diptych Sundial

The Diptych Sundial is more complex and sophisticated in its form. Diptych sundials were portable, and as such they were often seen as stylish accessories (much like a fancy watch would be today). This activity is best suited for older children, teens, and adults.

Download (141Kb PDF)

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