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Falling Star:
A Celebration of Chinese Meteorites and a Reminder we are all Human

By Shannon Schmoll | April 27th, 2016

One of the reasons I love astronomy is because it is such an ancient science that spans history and cultures. Every culture interprets the sky differently. For instance, the "Big Dipper" is a shape almost every culture recognizes because we can use it to find our way to the North Star. However, in China one interpretation is to use the handle of the big dipper and where it is pointing as a way of calibrating their calendar. How we interpret and use the sky is different across cultures, but it is the same set of stars, same planets, and the same sky. It is something that connects us all and helps make the world feel a little smaller. That is why I wanted to find a way for us to participate in MSU's China Experience.


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