Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Mouse in the Sky - For Now

"New Mouse Constellation Chosen By Children" (July 1, 2009)

"The night sky has a new, albeit temporary, constellation: a mouse dubbed "Wee Sleekit Beastie" by a Scottish schoolgirl.

"The mouse was the winning entry for a competition to design a new constellation for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009), which is this year.

"The mouse (whose named [!] means 'Ode to a Mouse') was created by Laura, a year 7 pupil at Dalmeny Primary School in Edinburgh...."

The brief article gives a brief overview of the program - and describes a clever and, I think, educational way of assigning a star to each school.

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