I have had a long standing interest in the romance and mythology of the stars, across cultures and history. In high school, I gave planetarium shows at the St. Mark's School of Texas Planetarium. In college, I designed and taught an Undergraduate Specials Class for two years on Naked-eye Astronomy. This allowed me and my class to go out to the Stanford Dish area at night to lecture and get a feel for the stars under a real sky. When I get a chance, I spend some time creating webpages to keep educating. Please check out some of the information below and let me know if you have suggestions for further pages:
- Brief history of star names
- List of the constellations
- Brief history of the constellations
- Bibliography of resources on star myths
I use different software to visualize the sky, including KStars and Stellarium, which are both Open Source, freely available desktop planetarium programs. I am getting involved in updating their data as well.