How many constellations could you point out?

This week Megan has been asking various astronomers and aspiring astronomers (read students), how many constellations they could point out in the night sky (in either hemisphere). Only one person did extremely well at over 20, whereas most other people were either in the range 8-10 or around three. Those that have been around schools with the inflatable planetarium seemed to do better as far as I can tell. Is this a sorry reflection on the state of (radio) astronomers today, or is it just a symptom of the amount of light pollution?

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Saturday 20th Nov 2004 (23:30 UTC) | Permalink
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