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Backbone of the Night

The Milky Way, as referred to by the !Kung of the Kalahari Desert (Botswana).
Big Dipper

A northerly constellation also known as The Plough. It makes up the hind end of the much larger and encompassing constellation, Ursa Major.
binary star

A solar system of two stars in orbit around a common center of gravity with each other.
black hole

The region around a very small and massive collapsed star from which light cannot escape.
blue moon

The second full moon in a calendar month.
Bodmin Moor

Stone circles and cairns are arranged in this area of Cornwall with astronomical significance.

Many megaliths and passage graves from Neolithic times demark sites of interest in Brittany, which is located on a northwesterly penninsula of France near the British Isles.

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