10 December 2005

Star Gazing

Even though Bishkek is a capital city and has a million people, it doesn't have much light pollution. That makes it nice to see the stars. I've been trying to find about traditional Kyrgyz constellations for my sister, but I haven't had much luck. I need to ask non-Bishkekers.

My sister has been collecting information about constellations in other cultures for a long time. She's told me interesting things here and there, but she's never told me everything she has found. I've found a few things (that she's probably seen) about the Great Bear, Asian constellations, and Lepus.

I'm still planning to be in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 29th for the total solar eclipse. Wouldn't you love to see a total solar eclipse?

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