Lewis & Clark Celestial Navigation – Item #SL-329

Classic StarLab Cylinder

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the expedition of Lewis & Clark, this cylinder projects the Celestial Equator, the lines of right ascension and declination, the ecliptic, the zodiacal constellations, the Precession Circle and constellations, and the North Celestial Pole and shows either the position of the sun at the equinoxes and the solstices, or the moon phases (new, full or quarters) in relation to the sun. Twenty-six student activities demonstrate how Lewis and Clark used celestial navigation to determine their location in the uncharted territory of the mid and northwest United.States.