MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac: Star Chart, Extending the Tomato Harvest and Making a Camera Obscura

MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac shares a star chart, tips on extending the tomato harvest and how to make a camera obscura.


| September/October 1977



MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac has helpful ideas, including tips on extending the tomato harvest.

MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac has helpful ideas, including tips on extending the tomato harvest.


Illustration by The MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff

MOTHER's Bi-Monthly Almanac has a star chart, tips on extending the tomato harvest and tells you how to make a camera obscura.

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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-grandad 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 1977, available for $4.95 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.


Star Chart September 1977

4 Mars passes north of Jupiter in the early morning sky.

7 The moon crosses south of Jupiter and Mars before sunrise . . . four days later, it passes below Venus and Saturn.





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