Orion The Hunter

Orion The Hunter

Day 6 In Greek mythology Orion the Hunter was placed in the heavens by Zeus, King of the Greek Gods, to honour him for dying in his last battle with a monstrous scorpion. Every true huntsman has a dog; Orion has two, Canis Minor and Canis Major in which you can find...
Orion The Hunter

Astrology and Astronomy

Day 5 As soon as humans became aware of the natural rhythms of the earth and seasonal changes they wanted to create calendars and clocks. Calendars were essential to be able to understand agricultural cycles. Food meant power and calendars were part of the armoury of...
Orion The Hunter

In The Observatory

Day 4 This is where you look at the stars. In the observatory, it doesn’t get much more romantic than this. Actually, I think Saffron and Nate might have had a romantic moment. Dreams, Wishes and Star-Gazing He put his arm round her again and together they...
Blogger Summer Circus Giveaway Hop

Blogger Summer Circus Giveaway Hop

Star-Gazing Tent The idea of the Summer Circus was to pitch up with your tent. To represent Far Out, Nate and Saffron decided to run a star-gazing tent, since Cosmology is one of the themes of the book. During the day we’re running videos of sky-watching in...
Orion The Hunter

In the Planetarium

Day 3 What is a planetarium? It’s a building with a domed roof onto which we can project a simulated display of the night sky, study the stars and learn the positions of the constellations. It’s a bit like a cinema, with comfy seats, but instead of looking...
Orion The Hunter

Blogger Summer Blog Hop Giveaway Riddle

A Visit To The Circus When I launched Far Out, I wrote the Blogger Summer Blog Hop Giveaway Riddle to launch the series of posts. As a project it was great fun. I kicked off with the riddle. The giveaway has expired but I wanted to revive the series of posts because...