Trying to see the constellations that Alvaro was pointing out in the planetarium at Sierra College brought home to me again how much we see with our minds as opposed to our eyes. My mind knows the Big Dipper and could therefore find it easily, but with many of the other constellations, my mind (or imagination) had to really work to constellate the stars as Crabs, Twins, Lions, Bulls, etc. These for me unconstellated constellations have yet to fully stick in my mind. My goal this next week is to get some of them to stick there while viewing the night sky on a camping trip at Wright’s Lake. This goal, like any goal, is a constellation of the will, like a mission. This one is for me about a medium-sized Dipper.
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