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Create Tactile Star Charts for everyone with this activity. You will end up not only with constellation models a blind person can understand, but also with a beautiful hand-made piece of craft. The procedure is simple: Plot the constellations, each on a scale to fit an 8½ X 11 inch frame. Look up the magnitudes and write them in. Draw in the outlines. These are the masks. Create charts, using the masks to place the stars with cross-hair accuracy. You will find many finished masks here. You can download the mask by clicking the PDF button to the right of the chart-picture.


Find more ways to make your outreach and educational programs more accessible in the Astronomy for All blog from GAM2017.