Seasons Worksheet

Finding Things in the Sky Worksheet

Part A: Building the Map

On a separate sheet of paper.

Part B: Finding the Coordinates: Altitude and Azimuth






Part C: Finding the Coordinates: Right Ascension and Declination


Right Ascension:___________________




Part D: Stump the Chumps

On three separate sheets of paper.

Part E: Who's the Chump?

Answer these AFTER completing part D!

  1. Are all the maps similar?
  2. Did the other students find the right star?
  3. How could you have improved your coordinates?


  4. What's the best method to find things in the sky?
  5. What's the best method for professional astronomers?