Below the belt with Orion

With a period of dark moonless skies coming up, and (so far) an unusually snowless winter, let’s do some old-fashioned stargazing. Sure, mindstuff like last week’s Fermi bubbles provide great mental intrigue; but there’s nothing like the real, the tangible. Just as the word “water” is not water, the real universe will never be fully apprehended by our logic. So let’s go hands-on, under the real sky.

Of the 88 constellations, most are incoherent, hallucinogenic smatterings. Orion is different . . .

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