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A Star chart was a written document. It was used to represent the positions and movements of the stars, pretty much like an ordinary map. Astronomers usually use these for research or study. An O.W.L.-level wizard or witch should be able of fill in a blank star chart based on some hours of sky gazing in Astronomy.[1]

History

The Making of star charts

During the 1989–1990 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, sixth year Astronomy students were tasked with the making of star charts in class.[3]

Badeea Ali owned a star chart in the 1980s.[4]

During the 1994–1995 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Sybill Trelawney had fourth year Divination students complete star charts in class, as part of their studies in Astrology.[2]

In the 1995–1996 school year, fifth year O.W.L students at Hogwarts had to "fill in a blank star chart" based on a few hours of observing the night sky as part of their O.W.L exam.[1]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 21 (The House-Elf Liberation Front)
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 29 (The Whomping Willow Awaits) - Astronomy Lesson "Making Star Charts"
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 3 (Mixed Message)
Astronomy
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Professors: Aurora Sinistra
Astronomy at Hogwarts: Astronomy classroom · Astronomy Corridor · Astronomy Club · Astronomy department · Astronomy homework meeting · Astronomy reading room · Astronomy Room · Astronomy Stairs · Astronomy Tower
Astronomers: Aurora Sinistra · Copernicus · George von Rheticus · Perpetua Fancourt · Hesper Starkey
Objects: Globe of the Moon · Lunascope · Moon chart · Orrery · Sextant · Star chart · Telescope
Planets: Jupiter · Mars · Mercury · Neptune · Pluto · Rogue planet · Saturn · Uranus · Venus
Satellites: Callisto · Europa · Ganymede · Io · Moon
Constellations: Aquila · Bartholomeus · Cetus · Crater · Dark cloud constellation · Orion · Ursa Major
Other topics: Cosmic ages · Lunar phases · Meteor shower · Space weather
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