Written Assignment-Milky Way
Plan another observation, go outside, and look for the plane of the Milky Way in the sky.
Write a 2-3 paragraph essay, describe what you saw, and compare it to what you think ancient people would have seen.
Would you have called it “the Milky Way,” or might you have chosen a different name?
How does what we see in the sky compare with our current knowledge of the Galaxy’s structure?