MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac: Star Chart, Old-Fashioned Window Refrigerator and a Homemade Quilt Block

MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac shares a star chart, making an old-fashioned window refrigerator and a homemade quilt block.


| November/December 1977



MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac has helpful ideas, including how to make an old-fashioned window refrigerator.

MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac has helpful ideas, including how to make an old-fashioned window refrigerator.


Illustration by The MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff

MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac has a star chart, how to make an old-fashioned window refrigerator and a homemade quilt block.

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This may be the first generation to set foot on the moon and shoot rocket probes into the reaches of outer space. But, man for man and woman for woman, great granddad and great grandmother — or, for that matter, almost any primitive tribe of almost any past age — knew a lot more about identifying the stars and planets in the night sky than most of us currently do.

And so, with the help of Guy Ottewell (author of Astronomical Calendar 1978, available for $5.95 from the Department of Physics, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina 29613), MOTHER is going to try to change all that.

The foldouts in Issue Nos. 43 through 48 are being printed in the form of an old-time almanac and star chart. Save the series. Practice with it (directions for using the maps appear in MOTHER NO. 43). And, if you're a typical child of our modern TV-dominated society, you should know one heck of a lot more about the heavens by the end of 1977 than you did at the beginning.


November 1977

1 Around 9-10 p.m. in November the Milky Way spans the sky from due east to due west.





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