Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Rd., Saline, MI
Orion is the most instantly recognizable of all constellations – the figure of a man represented by the stars Rigel and Betelgeuse, both among the top ten brightest stars in the sky. The Sumerians associated it with the hero Gilgamesh, facing a charging bull represented by the neighboring constellation Taurus. In Greek mythology, Orion was a giant huntsman whom Zeus placed among the stars. Today his presence in the sky means winter for the northern hemisphere and summer for the southern. Join physics professor and astronomer Jesse Lee Mason as he presents on the myth and astronomy of the most beloved constellation in the winter sky.