Stars & Stories
Explore the tales of the celestial sphere
Project Dates: Monday, June 22nd – Friday, July 10th.
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The night sky acts as a guide to countless life forms across the globe. For many human cultures across the world, this guidance has historically come in the shape of stories, both written and orally. What do the stars tell you? With binoculars and a star guide in hand (provided by ITE!), go outside after dark and become acquainted with the vast sky above you. Learn to identify constellations in the Sonoran summer sky and some of the diverse stories behind them. Share star stories that you create based on your lived experience here in the Sonoran Desert. Explore the science and traditional stories of stars with local astronomy experts. The stars are waiting to tell you their stories – jump in!
- Explore the sky: Step outside, find a comfortable place to sit or lay down, look up. The adventure starts right out your front (or back) door.
- Create: Learn how to make your own map of the night sky.
- Discover: Research and learn the stories of our stars and planets. Come up with your own story.
- Build Skills: Use ITE gear, like binoculars, compasses, and more, to expand your knowledge of the night sky and aid you with the project’s actions.
- Team Up: YAC it up with other team members who are on the same project.
- Get a Clue: Join in on Zoom discussions and panels with community experts, who will share their experience and passions with you.
- Research & Discover: Access articles, videos, and other resources related to the astronomy and storytelling of the night sky.