Curious George finds a star

Curious George

What is Curious George doing on Elizabeth Jean? What could he be looking for?  Well if he is like us he is reading  The Stars A New Way to See Them by H.A Rey, Curious George’s creator.  The Stars is a easy to follow guide to the heavens.  On night passages we often take The Stars above decks to help us  sort out the cosmic light show overhead.

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Rey’s interest in astronomy began during World War I and led to his desire to redraw constellation diagrams, which he found difficult to remember, so that they were more intuitive. This led to the 1952 publication of The Stars: A New Way to See Them. His constellation diagrams were adopted widely and now appear in many astronomy guides.

 

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This page superimposes his constellation drawings on an image of the night sky.

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These examples shows the traditional drawing on the left and Rey’s revision on the right.  Mo bettah, wouldn’t you say?

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3 thoughts on “Curious George finds a star

  1. Elena

    You’re right! MUCH mo bettah!

  2. Jane Israel

    This has been one of the most used reference books on our boat! I love this book!

  3. I’ve just discovered a new gift for our godson, the son of a dedicated sailor and sailor-in-training. Thanks!

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