Guided Primary Source Analysis: April Evening Sky Map

Evening Sky Map for April 1912
“Evening Sky Map for April 1912” from the Monthly Evening Sky Map series. Featured in the Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business blog April 16, 2012: Stars of the Titanic.

Check out a larger view of this map. Is this the view you would see from the northern or the southern hemisphere? How do you know?

What were or will be the dates of the moon phases for April of this year? If you can, print out this map and follow the directions in the bottom, left corner. Do you see the same thing?

Read the Stars of the Titanic blog post. Next, choose one primary source from this Titanic primary source collection to analyze; use the appropriate analysis prompts to help you. Then summarize what you learned and what questions you still have.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!