Publication Date

Spring 2017


This poster for the Natural Sciences Poster Session at Parkland College features the constellation Cancer, its ten brightest stars and Messier objects. Cancer (the crab) is a zodiac constellations located between Leo and Gemini. The student identified the ten different key stars and graphed their altitudes and azimuth to calculate their lifespans. He also described the two Messier objects and calculated how many days are in a year according to the rise times of a star in the constellation.


Astronomy 102


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