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Log, Sep 12, 2000

11 people. We held our first class this evening. I couldn't believe how rapidly time passed for me. After two hours, several topics I had intended to include had to be omitted. Luckily the star hopping session can be included with another scheduled star hopping session and the Myths, Legends and Lore which I had to pass over appears in the text.

I seldom know with a group of adults what background they have in a topic. Mythology is one of those areas where older adults were frequently exposed to it as part of a classical education, but younger adults often have never heard these stories. We covered a variety of myths from the rather gruesome story of the Ethiopian Royal Family in the Northern Sky (Perseus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Cepheus and Draco) to the many love trysts of Jupiter with an endless stream of surprised and helpless ladies. I tried to make a point that Myths, Legends and Lore have become the basis of some of the Performing Arts, History and Science.

The magnificent photographs in David Malin's spectacular book "The Invisible Universe" awed everyone who had a chance to look through them. I cannot recommend this volume too much to anyone who has not had a chance to see it.

-Les Coleman

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