18th century hipsters, looking down the wrong end of telescopes
Came across this picture of me obnoxiously doing some amateur astronomy on a camping trip, some four years ago by the looks of it.
Found a copy of Curious George creator H.A. Rey’s 1952 The Stars: A New Way to See Them at the thrift store for a song. It’s full of great illustrations of the night sky (that actually influenced how constellations were represented thereafter). I didn’t much care for the crinkly, dingy plastic library cover though. So I went to remove it and discovered the inside cover features a fold-out of a SECRET STAR CHART! And I think the cover’s more handsome too. Look at it! Vivid! I’m pleased!