Skylore from Planet Earth:

stories from around the world...ORION

by Dayle L. Brown



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/2/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781418493240

About the Book

The starry night sky has always filled us with wonder.   Down through the ages we have looked to the skies and have seen images of our heroes, gods, and monsters.  Storytellers have illustrated their mythologies and legends with it, passing on to future generations the customs of their people.  Many of these stories have survived to the present.

In Skylore from Planet Earth we explore some of the stories about  the constellation Orion.  Since Orion is located over the earth’s equator,  people from the entire planet have looked to it for a reminder of their own traditions.   Fifteen richly illustrated stories take the reader on a trip around the world,  giving a glimpse into the histories and cultures of the planet’s early civilizations. 

Future books in this series will feature other sky phenomena as seen from early cultures around the world.  Teacher Guides are available upon request.

About the Author

During her over thirty years of teaching, Dayle Brown specialized in planetarium education, finding that a planetarium is the perfect classroom for teaching astronomy related subjects.  She discovered that storytelling becomes even more magical while gazing up at a starry sky.  Storytelling is a wonderful way to introduce children to cultures of the world, past and present.

In 1993 and 1994  Ms. Brown served as co-director of  NSF Leadership Institutes in astronomy and space science,  and in 2001 was a writer for Indiana Science Curriculum Frameworks Document.         

As the Owner/Director of Pegasus Productions, Ms. Brown provides astronomy related presentations to schools and the public.   She presents papers and workshops on planetarium education and storytelling under the stars at professional conferences.  

Ms. Brown left the classroom to continue with her work as a planetarium educator and to pursue her love of art.  Her watercolor paintings have shown in area museums and galleries.             

Ms. Brown lives with her husband, David Piser, in Mishawaka, IN.  They enjoy traveling together and spending time with children and grandchildren.