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The Guy with the Shield and the Club
At sunset, look for Taurus and Orion, both of which will be really high in the sky this spring, says David Kornreich, professor of astronomy at Ithaca College. Thankfully, Orion is that rare kind of constellation that looks like what it's supposed to look like: a guy with a shield and a club. To find him, try to spot his belt, says Kornreich, which is made up of three bright stars in the southwestern sky that form an almost straight line. Once you've identified that, note that the thing he looks like he's about to club is Taurus. Or, you could use this handy-dandy map of the night sky.
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