Did you know you have your very own zodiac constellation? You can find it by discovering the Sun’s location on the day you were born. Learn how to easily jump between star groups to explore the zodiac stars and a myriad of celestial objects. Find out the difference between astronomy and astrology and how the zodiac has been used to create horoscopes to try to describe personalities and predict the future.
Look skyward and experience the stories ancient Greeks told about the gods, animals, and heroes in the sky! It’s fun to know the stories that originated long ago when people first gazed at the same star-studded patterns we see today. These ancient tales, once told to explain events and describe human emotions, are just as appealing in modern times.
- Gold Moonbeam Award (science/activity category) (2008) - Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award (2007) - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award nomination (2010) - semi-finalist Calgary Public Library Foundation Literary Awards - Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids/Teens - Edmonton Public School Board recommended title
As a Sagittarian, was I predestined to coach university archery and to be launched like an arrow into the sky? Mythology and astronomy will always connect ancient lives to ours and Dot to Dot in the Sky (Stories of the Zodiac) is a remarkable story of how and why. Roberta Bondar, scientist, physician, astronaut, photographer
"Love, hate, jealousy, revenge -- these are the basic elements of the original soap opera of the sky that plays out every night above our heads. Joan Marie Galat tell the colourful tales of mythological creatures seen among the stars by ancient skywatchers and adds the modern drama of exploding supernovae and alien planets found within the same constellations today. This stargazers' companion (Dot to Dot in the Sky, Stories of the Zodiac) brings the night sky to life with the full story of your zodiac sign." Bob MacDonald, Host of CBC Radio's "Quirks and Quarks"