Everyone should walk


SHOW AND TELL / SPECIFIC OBJECTS 2

Curated by Tanja Schomaker

SALON POPULAIRE, Berlin


If you get up early and watch the sky to the southeast about an hour to 45 minutes before

sunrise, you may be able to see a star appearing close to the position where the sun will

come up. It will be visible for perhaps ten days, but by early February you won't be able to see

it any more. In the last two weeks of January, if you watch the sky shortly after sunset, you

will see a bright star in the southwest. By mid-February, you won't be able to see it any more.

If you are able to get a good look at it on a dark night and notice exactly what the stars look

like around it, and if you can repeat this on successive nights, then you just might be able to

see that it changes its position with respect to those stars.