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#792000 - 11/09/12 03:50 AM Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts
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Today we travel paved roads using good maps or a GPS system to find the way. Imagine sailing uncharted waters or journeying through trackless deserts without such help. In the northern hemisphere one of the greatest of navigational aids has for nearly two thousand years been the north star Polaris.

Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts
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#792146 - 11/09/12 10:43 PM Re: Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Great article, Mona. I am becoming more and more interested in astronomy because of your articles and the detailed information you give. Well done!
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#792147 - 11/09/12 10:47 PM Re: Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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I signed up for your newsletter to not miss any of your articles.
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#792178 - 11/10/12 08:23 AM Re: Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Yes they really are "Fascinating Facts". Thank you Mona.

To think that in the 19th century nineteenth century America escaped slaves were ultimately helped to freedom by following Polaris to the north. Gosh they were clever.

Amazing stuff. My father could find his way by following the pole star but he was a dedicated sailor so it was second nature, however he gave up trying to teach me because I was hopeless.

Thank goodness for GPS I say, even if it does lead to strange situations sometimes.

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