Friday, January 6, 2012

Snakey

From Stars Over Hawaiʻ i, by E.H. Bryan, Jr., with 2002 revisions and additions by Richard A. Crowe, Ph.D. and preface by Walter R. Steiger (note, this is not the Hawaiʻi stars book for sale at the top of Mauna Kea, The Sky Tonight: A Guided Tour of the Stars Over Hawaiʻ i, by Samuel E. Rhoads). I purchased Stars Over Hawaiʻ i after a walk (delayed plane) around the Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center at the Kona International Airport at Keahole.

Of Perseus, Mr. Bryan (whose middle name is Horace) writes,

He was returning from an adventure on which he had slain one of the wicked gorgons, Medusa with the snakey locks.

Her locks sound quite approachable when described as snakey.

When in Hawaiʻ i, one can see Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky [image from the blog A Sky Full of Stars].

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