Cereal Astronomy

Keeping on the theme of supermarket astronomy, I found a post, by Barb of My Silly Life, describing the bad astronomy on the back of a box of cereal. Not only does the box have some typos (start chart and Sagitarius) but it claims that you can see galaxies that are 2 1/2 light years away. Of course they can't be expected to get everything quite right, but getting it wrong by a factor of 1,000,000 is pretty bad. I would also take issue with their constellation drawings which are very confusing as they are in completely the wrong positions; the pointers are pointing to Sagittarius and Scorpius is next to Canis Major which is above Leo! Luckily, Tom has a much better set of star charts for printing out.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Tuesday 26th Apr 2005 (12:30 UTC) | Permalink
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