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<big>'''Wotcher!'''</big>
 
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Hello, Butterfly the rabbit, and welcome to the [[Harry Potter Wiki:About|Harry Potter Wiki]] (HPW). Thank you for your edit to the [[:Hogwarts Castle]] page. I hope you enjoy it here and decide to stay.
 
   
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I took the liberty of archiving your talkpage, since it was getting very long and had a lot of outdated posts on them. The link to the archive is above this message. --'''''[[User:SuperSajuuk|Sa]][[User talk:SuperSajuuk|ju]][[Special:Contributions/SuperSajuuk|uk]]''''' 18:40, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
   
-- [[User:Seth Cooper|Seth Cooper]] ([[User_talk:Seth Cooper|Talk]]) 22:12, 31 July 2009
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== Professor vs Teacher ==
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Just curious as to the distinction between Professor and Teacher as you see it. We don't currently have separate pages for each occupation. Outside of the founders, and [[Rolanda Hooch]] perhaps, are there other examples of Teachers that aren't Professors? Thanks --[[User:Ironyak1|Ironyak1]] ([[User talk:Ironyak1|talk]]) 01:07, April 25, 2017 (UTC)
   
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:Fair enough. Teachers are anyone who teaches, (although madam Hooch is an instructor, not sure of the distinction) while Professors are those that are ever referred to as Professor - at least it's easy to reference. :) Thanks --[[User:Ironyak1|Ironyak1]] ([[User talk:Ironyak1|talk]]) 15:49, April 26, 2017 (UTC)
I noticed you've made a number of helpful edits recently, and I wanted to invite you to join the upcoming House Points Game. By continuing to make helpful edits and improving the overall quality of the Wiki, you can help your team earn points toward winning the House Cup. You can read more about the game [[Harry Potter Wiki:House points|here]], and sign up at the the Participants List [[Harry Potter Wiki:House points/Participants|here]]. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or a Prefect of the House of your choosing. I look forward to your help in making the Harry Potter Wiki even better. - [[User:Nick O'Demus|<font face="Monotype Corsiva" size="4" color="FF8000">Nick O'Demus</font>]] 18:25, September 13, 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Quirrel ==
 
 
Please, before you go and start changing all tons of articles, stop. This needs to be discussed, I have started it on Quirrels talk page. I just wanted to let you know to revert the edits and moves, as I will be doing until it is confirmed. Thanks {{User:Ratneer/sig include}} 22:07, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
== Extended Project ==
 
 
I just wanted to let you know that I´ve added the house ghost pages to your project. Do they count as staff? I´ve tried to extend Helena´s and the Baron´s pages myself, but perhaps others can help.--[[User:Rodolphus|Rodolphus]] 10:23, January 17, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
Thanks. I guess they can count as employees. [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 11:48, January 17, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
==Filius Flitwick==
 
Hello I'm Station7 and I have seen that [[Filius Flitwick]] is your favourite character. How long are you working to make that page good?--[[User:Station7|Station7]] 11:55, January 23, 2010 (UTC)
 
:A very, very long time. I shall not rest until that page is cramped with awesomeness! [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 11:58, January 23, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
== Order of Merlin ==
 
 
{{Order of Merlin 3|[[User:Nick O'Demus|<font face="Monotype Corsiva" size="4" color="FF8000">Nick O'Demus</font>]]}}
 
 
==Irma Pince==
 
I see you have here to. Is she to a favourite character?--[[User:Station7|Station7]] 19:41, February 2, 2010 (UTC)
 
:No. I hate her! But I feel I need to rewrite the article. [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 19:57, February 2, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
big lol Butterfly the rabbit. You got humor.--[[User:Station7|Station7]] 19:57, February 2, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
== Template:Education ==
 
 
This template feels as if we are trying to imply that all the schools have the same examinations system, and the same courses.
 
 
This is not true. Only Hogwarts has this examination system, and this particualr course structure.
 
 
Perhaps I would suggest splitting this Template to Wizarding Schools and Hogwarts Education.
 
 
[[User:Sithjedi|Sithjedi]] 13:49, February 13, 2010 (UTC)
 
:Sure. I'll fix it. [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]]
 
 
== Template: Charms ==
 
 
Hi, I wanted to let you know that I have created a Charms template, which I have based on your Herbology template.
 
 
[[Template: Charms]]
 
 
Do you think that we should create templates for other subjects, e. g. Potions, Transfiguration and Defence?--[[User:Rodolphus|Rodolphus]] 16:28, February 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
:Yeah. I'm already designing a [[Study of Ancient Runes]] template at the moment. [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:41, February 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Re: Subjects ==
 
 
About Maths and Geography: The contents of [[First floor's empty classroom|this]] and [[First floor's empty classroom (II)|this]] classrooms indicate indicate that the subjects were taught in Harry´s first and second years, but there is no direct canoical support, so we could remove it.--[[User:Rodolphus|Rodolphus]] 16:36, March 3, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
== Aurora Sinistra‎‎ ==
 
 
Please stop adding information and images from the unidentified female teacher into Aurora Sinistra‎‎'s article. There is no evidence to suggest they are the same person, and saying that they are is speculation. Thank you. [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 17:06, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
:Visit the talk page for [[Aurora Sinistra]] first, thank you. [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:07, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
::That proves nothing. I repeat '''''stop''''' it. [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 17:10, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
:::'''You''' stop it! Stop being so immature! (I'm telling mom!)
 
::::You are going to be banned from this site if you continue. [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 17:15, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
:::::Right back at you, stop ruining this wiki! [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:16, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
::::::You are adding false information to the wiki, I am not. Who's going to be banned? [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 17:20, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
::::::: No one, because NONE of that is false information! It';s true and you can't handle it! [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:21, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
[[File:Sinis.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Here's a picture to mock you!]]
 
::::::::Firstly, adding the protection template to an article does not actually protect it. You do not have the authority or the power to do that. Secondly, if you'd care to look at the talk page of Aurora Sinistra‎‎, you will notice that Seth Cooper, an administrator of this wiki, has said that merging the articles is innapropriate, as we do not know they are the same person. [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 17:27, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
::::::::::Can we just resolve this peacefully by making a forum or something to prove you wrong? [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:29, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
:::::::::::The administrators have said not to merge the articles. I suggest that you do as your told. [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 17:32, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
Proof? [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:33, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
== Aurora with Hermione:) ==
 
 
Hello!
 
I found a picture of Sinistra with Hermione.
 
because my level of English is below the minimum, could be responsible for writte the section about the relationship of Aurora with his students?
 
thanks!!![[File:Hermsysisnis.jpg|thumb]]
 
:Really? Cool! Me happy :) [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:42, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
::Thank you so much! I'm really excited (I don't know why I'm so happy about it, I need a life). Thank you SO much![[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:45, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
::jajaj thanks you!
 
::look at this; at the wikipedia, is confirmed that(aurora is played by natalie hallam):
 
::http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_del_reparto_de_pel%C3%ADculas_del_Harry_Potter#cite_note-mugglecast-47-18 [[User:Pol 871|Pol 871]] 17:50, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
:::Where? I can't find it, but my Spanish is a little rusty. [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:57, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
::::Found it! Yes! I knew it was Sinistra! [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 17:59, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
:::::It does not prove she is Sinistra. Wikipedia is not a source due to the fact that it can be edited by anyone. Natalie Hallam is credited as "Wizard teacher", not Aurora Sinistra. [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 18:02, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
:::::::The talk pages are for discussing the article. [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 18:14, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
::::::::Ummmmm.... We know that! [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 18:17, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
:::::::::If Rodolphous or Joeworthy wish to add their names to that list they will do so themselves. [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 19:01, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
::::::::::If you would be so kind as to turn your attention to the Aurora Sinistra forum you'd see that several people disagree with you. I don't need to make friends on the wiki. I have ''real'' friends. It might interest you to know that I've been here alot longer than you, and I am already a roleback and a Prefect. [[User:Jayce Carver|<font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#406B2E">J</font><font face="Microsoft Sans Serif"><font color="#8DB87A">a</font><font color="#406B2E">y</font><font color="#8DB87A">c</font><font color="#406B2E">e</font></font>]] <sup><font face="Arial" style="font-family:Arial;font-size:8;">[[File:Darkmark.png|25px]]•[[User_Talk:Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Avada Kedavra</font>]]•[[Special:Contributions/Jayce Carver|<font color="#8DB87A">Crucio</font>]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Jayce Carver|<font color="#406B2E">Imperio</font>]]•</font></sup> 20:19, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
 
 
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|name=Aurora Sinistra
 
|image=[[File:Profsinistraaurora.jpg|250px]]
 
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|species=[[Human]]
 
|gender=Female<ref>Unspecified until the Yule Ball, when she danced with "Alastor Moody".</ref>
 
|eyes=Brown<ref>Film adaptions.</ref>
 
|hair=Brown<ref>Film adaptions.</ref>
 
|born=Prior to [[1970]]<ref>Slughorn resigned from his teaching position in 1981, meaning Sinistra would have been a member of the Slug Club by at least then, if she was a member. Plus, it is unlikely she would be a teacher were she born earlier.</ref>
 
|died=
 
|blood=[[Half-blood|Half]] or [[pure-blood]] (possibly)<ref>Since there was no mention of her being replaced in the Deathly Hallows, she must have stayed. However, the Carrows would not allow a Muggle-born to teach at Hogwarts, so she must be half or pure-blooded.</ref>
 
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|hidem=
 
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|patronus=
 
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|job=[[Astronomy department|Professor of Astronomy]]
 
|affiliation=*[[Astronomy department]]
 
*[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]
 
|first=''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
 
|latest=''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
 
|last=
 
|cause=
 
|portrayer=[[Natalie Hallam]]
 
|loyalty=*[[Slug Club]] (possibly)<ref>As she attended the Slug Club Christmas party.</ref>
 
*[[Astronomy department]]<ref>Mentioned in the Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire.</ref>
 
*[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]
 
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{{Quote|Prof. Aurora Sinistra... [[Astronomy]].|Sinistra's name and subject on a list of teachers.|J.K.Rowling Official Site}}
 
'''Professor Aurora Sinistra'''<ref>The Harry Potter Lexicon's transcript of "More idle jottings, page 1".</ref> was a [[wizards|witch]] and [[professor|member]] of the [[Astronomy department]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. She may have once attended the school as a student, and could have been part of the [[Slug Club]] because of her [[Astronomy|astrological skills]]<ref>She attended the Slug Club Christmas party.</ref>. At some point, she applied for a seat in the Astronomy department and was accepted. Sinistra taught her students at midnight at [[Astronomy Tower|the topmost tower]] of [[Hogwarts Castle]], and taught the names of stars and constellations, aswell as the movements of the planets and other astronomical matters<ref>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</ref>. She was a regular attendant for the [[Welcoming Feast|Start-of-Term Feast]] each year, usually sitting near the [[Headmaster]], [[Albus Dumbledore]]<ref>Harry Potter film adaptions.</ref>, and seemed to be a friend of the [[professor|Substitute Professor]] for [[Care of Magical Creatures]], [[Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank]]<ref>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and the Order of the Phoenix.</ref>.
 
 
During the [[1991–1992 school year]], Professor Sinistra presumably taught the famous [[Harry Potter]] every Wednesday at midnight. Topics included studying the night sky with telescopes and learning the stars names through their deductions<ref>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</ref>. The following year, the professor was present at the discovery of a [[Petrification|Petrified]] [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]], and helped transport him with [[Filius Flitwick]], the [[Charms Master]], to [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] in the [[Hospital wing]]<ref>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.</ref>. In [[1994]], Sinistra attended the [[Yule Ball]] with "[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Alastor Moody]]", and danced a nervous two-step, careful to avoid his wooden leg<ref>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.</ref>, though she spent most of her time watching over the proceedings with other members of staff<ref>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film).</ref>. The year after, she was presumably inspected by [[Dolores Umbridge]], the [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]], and passed. As preparation for her [[fifth year]]s' [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]]s, Professor Sinistra gave out large amounts of homework, and was seen chatting to [[Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank]] numerous times throughout the year<ref>Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.</ref>. During the [[1996–1997 school year]], she attended the [[Slug Club Christmas party]], hosted by [[Horace Slughorn]], and likely took part in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] months after<ref>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film).</ref>. It is also likely that she participated in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] the following year.
 
 
== Biography ==
 
=== Early Life ===
 
Sinistra was born between [[1930s|1930]] and [[1970s|1970]]<ref>In order to be present during Slughorn's tenure as a professor.</ref> and began her magical studies at the age of eleven. It is most likely that she attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and, if so, achieved a high graded [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] and [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]] in [[Astronomy]], as she went on to teach this subject for many years after. It is also possible that she was a member of the [[Slug Club]]<ref>As she attended the Slug Club Christmas party.</ref>, formed by [[Potions master|Potions Master]] [[Horace Slughorn]], for her astronomical talents. Sinistra continued her studies until at least [[sixth year]], before leaving school for the outside world.
 
=== Career at Hogwarts ===
 
[[File:Professor.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Professor Sinistra sat at the High Table.]]
 
==== Early Career ====
 
{{Quote|There have been a few changes in staffing this year...|[[Albus Dumbledore|The Headmaster]] beginning to introduce new teachers.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)}}
 
At some point, Sinistra applied for a place in the [[Astronomy department]] at Hogwarts and was accepted, becoming a [[Professor|Hogwarts Professor]]. She taught her lessons at midnight at the top of the [[Astronomy Tower]], the highest point of the castle<ref>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</ref>, and probably had an office elsewhere. Her students each required a telescope for her lessons, and she taught all about the different stars and constellations, aswell as moons and planets. She regularly attended the [[Welcoming Feast|Start-of-Term Feast]], where she appeared to enjoy socializing with other teachers, such as [[Pomona Sprout]], the [[Herbology|Herbology professor]]<ref>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.</ref>, and [[Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank]], the substitute for [[Silvanus Kettleburn|Professor Kettleburn]]<ref>Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.</ref>. She was known to give large amounts of homework to students in their [[fifth year]] and those who continued [[Astronomy]] for [[sixth year|sixth]] and [[seventh year|seventh]]<ref>Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.</ref>.
 
==== 1991-1992 school year ====
 
{{Quote|They had to study the skies every Wednesday at midnight and learn the names of stars and movements of planets.|A description of [[Astronomy | Professor Sinistra's classes]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
[[File:Female teacher.PNG|thumb|right|200px|Professor Sinistra seated in the [[Great Hall]].]]
 
At the beginning of the [[1991–1992 school year]], the famous [[Harry Potter]] arrived at Hogwarts, and was Sorted into [[Gryffindor|Gryffindor House]] at the [[Sorting ceremony]], which Professor Sinistra may have attended<ref>Her current actor had not yet taken up the role, so Sinistra could have been played by another, unnamed actor.</ref>. He studied [[Astronomy]] every Wednesday at midnight, and it is more than likely that Sinistra taught these lessons rather than another member of [[Astronomy department|the department]]<ref>Since she taught him every other year until his sixth, when he dropped Astronomy.</ref>. For her classes with [[first year]]s, she made them study the stars of the night sky and have them identify each star from their deductions<ref>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</ref>.
 
==== 1992-1993 school year ====
 
{{Quote|[[Justin Finch-Fletchley]] was carried up to the [[Hospital wing]] by [[Filius Flitwick|Professor Flitwick]] and Professor Sinistra of the [[Astronomy department]]...|Professor Sinistra after the third petrification attack.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
During the [[1992–1993 school year]], Professor Sinistra continued her career in the [[Astronomy department]]. This year, however, the [[Chamber of Secrets]] was opened once again, having killed a Ravenclaw named [[Myrtle]] in [[1940s|1943]]. Sinistra was present when [[Muggle-born]] student [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]] was discovered, petrified after an attempted attack on him by the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]]. Together, she and [[Filius Flitwick|Professor Filius Flitwick]], the [[Charms Master]], removed Justin's body and took him to the [[Hospital wing]] where he was to be treated by [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Poppy Pomfrey]]. Thankfully, the Chamber was closed at the end of the year and the Basilisk slain<ref>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.</ref>.
 
==== 1994-1995 school year ====
 
[[File:Cdfpromo-novas_(1).jpg|thumb|left|Aurora Sinistra and Alastor Moody at the Yule Ball.]]
 
{{Quote|Mad-Eye Moody was doing an extremely ungainly two-step with Professor Sinistra, who was nervously avoiding his wooden leg.|Professor Sinistra at the [[Yule Ball]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
During the [[1994–1995 school year]], the [[Triwizard Tournament]] took place at [[Hogwarts Castle]]. For the [[Welcoming Feast|Start-of-Term Feast]], Professor Sinistra sat next in between [[Severus Snape]] and [[Pomona Sprout]], and was seen talking to the latter<ref>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.</ref>. She was also present at the arrival of the students of [[Durmstrang]] and [[Beauxbatons]], and probably joined in singing the [[Hogwarts school song|school song]]<ref>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)</ref>. At [[Christmas]], the [[Yule Ball]] took place, which Sinistra attended wearing a red dress with a cardigan and her hair done up<ref>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)</ref>. She watched over the proceedings with [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]], [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]], [[Severus Snape|Snape]], [[Igor Karkaroff]] and [[Igor Karkaroff's Yule Ball partner|another witch]]<ref>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)</ref>, and was asked to dance by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]] posing as [[Alastor Moody]]. Sinistra danced a nervous two-step, careful to avoid his wooden leg, and seemed rather uncomfortable<ref>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire</ref>.
 
==== 1995-1996 school year ====
 
{{Quote|Professors [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]], [[Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank|Grubbly-Plank]] and Sinistra gave them even more homework...|Sinistra and her colleagues preparing their [[fifth year]]s for their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]].|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
[[File:Trelawneyandsinistra.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Sinistra trying to ignore [[Sybill Trelawney]]'s awful table manners.]]
 
The following academic year, Professor Sinistra sat inbetween [[Unidentified male teacher (II)|a wizard]] and [[Sybill Trelawney]], and tried to pay attention to [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s speech rather than watching Trelawney make a mess of her meal<ref>Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film deleted scenes</ref>. Later in the year, when Umbridge was made [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor|High Inquisitor of Hogwarts]], it is assumed that Sinistra's lessons were inspected. Also that year, she gave large amounts of homework to her [[fifth year]]s as preparation for their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]]s. One of these known pieces of homework was a project on [[Jupiter]]'s moons. Throughout the year she was seen talking to [[Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank]], the stand-in professor for [[Rubeus Hagrid]], the [[Care of Magical Creatures]] teacher<ref>Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix</ref>.
 
==== 1996-1997 school year ====
 
[[File:Unidentified teacher in slug party.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Professor Sinistra at the [[Slug Club Christmas party]].]]
 
{{Quote|The lightning-struck tower. Calamity. Disaster. Coming nearer all the time...|[[Sybill Trelawney]] predicting the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]].|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
For the [[Welcoming Feast|Start-of-Term Feast]] of the [[1996–1997 school year]], Professor Sinistra was seated at the staff table inbetween [[Albus Dumbledore|Professor Dumbledore]] and [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]]<ref>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)</ref>. That year, [[Horace Slughorn]] replaced [[Severus Snape|Snape]] as [[Potions master|Potions Master]] and reformed the [[Slug Club]]. At [[Christmas|Christmas-time]], Sinistra attended the [[Slug Club Christmas party]] in a red dress with black jewellery, and was seen drinking<ref>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)</ref>. At the end of the year, the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] occured and Dumbledore was killed. Sinistra probably helped drive off the [[Death Eaters]]. She later raised her [[wand]] in respect to her fallen leader<ref>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)</ref>.
 
==== 1997-1998 school year ====
 
[[File:Raisessinistra.jpg|right|thumb|Sinistra raising her wand after the death of Albus Dumbledore.]]
 
{{Quote|[[Tom Riddle|I]] have great respect for the teachers of Hogwarts...|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] before the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
The following year, [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] was taken over by the [[Death Eaters]], but the staff remained there to protect the students. At the end of the year, Hogwarts stood fast against [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and defeated the Death Eaters inside the Castle. The [[Battle of Hogwarts]] then took place, and it is likely that Professor Sinistra participated in it, or helping evacuate students at least.
 
=== Future ===
 
If Professor Sinistra survived, it is probable that she continued teaching [[Astronomy]] under [[Minerva McGonagall]] and later [[Minerva McGonagall's successor|her successor]]. However, it is just as possible that she retired or left the school before [[2017]], though she would be only forty-seven years old at the least.
 
== Relationships ==
 
=== Hogwarts Staff ===
 
[[File:Female teacher2.PNG|thumb|left|200px|Professor Sinistra with [[Albus Dumbledore]].]]
 
{{Quote|[[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]], the [[Herbology]] [[professor|teacher]], was talking to Professor Sinistra of the [[Astronomy department]]. On Professor Sinistra's other side was the sallow-faced, hooked-nosed, greasy-haired [[Potions master]] [[Severus Snape|Snape]].|The [[Welcoming Feast]] of [[1994]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
Professor Sinistra had a good relationship with the [[Headmaster]], [[Albus Dumbledore]], and would frequently occupy the seat on his side. They also stood together at the [[Yule Ball]], watching over the proceedings, and she smiled to herself when he walked onto the dance floor with [[Minerva McGonagall]]. When Dumbledore's body was found at the foot of the [[Astronomy Tower]], Sinistra raised her wand in respect, and it is likely that she would be haunted by his memory teaching at the tower where he died. During the [[Welcoming Feast|Start-of-Term Feast]] of the [[1994–1995 school year]], Professor Sinistra was seated next to [[Pomona Sprout]], the [[Professor]] of [[Herbology]]. The two were seen chatting together by [[Harry Potter]] prior to the [[Sorting ceremony]]. This is a sign that they may hve a good relationship, or they may just be socializing politely. Also at the start of the [[1994–1995 school year]], Sinistra was sat next to [[Severus Snape]], the [[Potions master]]. It is unknown if this was intentional, as she was talking to Professor Sprout on her other side instead. When the [[Yule Ball]] took place in the [[Great Hall]] of [[Hogwarts Castle]], Professor Sinistra was the date of [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]] impersonating [[Alastor Moody]]. He danced ungainly with her, and she nervously avoided his wooden leg. It is unlikely that the two had feelings for each other, or that Sinistra had feelings at least. The following year, she sat next to [[Sybill Trelawney]], and appeared disgusted by her eating habits.
 
==== Hogwarts Students ====
 
{{Quote|Europa is covered in ''ice'', not ''mice''.|[[Hermione Granger]] correcting someone else's homework for Sinistra.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
[[File:Hermsysisnis.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Professor Sinistra with [[Hermione Granger]], one of her pupils.]]
 
Professor Sinistra's relationship with her students is unknown, but she is respected by them, as she is almost always referred to as ''Professor'' Sinistra, rather than just by her surname. Her classes were never criticized either, despite the fact that they required students to get up at midnight and climb all the way up to the top of the [[Astronomy Tower]] with their telescopes. Even the fact that she gave large amounts of homework to her [[fifth year]]s' during their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]]s never earnt a disrespectful remark from her pupils. From this, it can be deduced that she had a good relationship with the students she taught, perhaps especially with [[Hermione Granger]], who earnt an [[Outstanding]] in [[Astronomy]].
 
== Etymology ==
 
Professor Sinistra's surname originates from the Latin "''sinister''", meaning "''left''" or "''with a direction to the left''". The most probable explanation for this is that the planets of the solar system rotate counterclockwise (from right to left). Sinistra is also the name of a star of the constellation of Ophiuchus. The contemporary meaning of the word "''sinister''" is "having bad intent", but considering Professor Sinistra's uninvolvement in the plot this likely has no meaning to the story. The first name 'Aurora' indicates a relationship with the dawn, however it is probably derived from 'Aurora Borealis', a phenomena which occurs when solar winds interact with the earth's magnetic field.
 
[[File:Sinis.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Sinistra at the [[Yule Ball]].]]
 
== Behind the scenes ==
 
*Professor Sinistra has been played by [[Natalie Hallam]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptions]] since ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''.
 
*Thanks to the scarcity of information surrounding her, Professor Sinistra is rather popular in the [[Fanon|fan fiction]] community, as her character can be moulded in any way the writer wishes. She is even on a House Competition on Mugglenet Interactive. The most common piece of [[fanon]] about her used to be that she is [[Head of Ravenclaw House]]. This has however since been disproved as [[J. K. Rowling]] has said that the Head of Ravenclaw is [[Filius Flitwick|Professor Flitwick]].
 
*Professor Sinistra´s first name only appeared on a list of of the Hogwarts professors which was released on JK Rowling´s website.
 
*Aurora's first name was originally supposed to have been Aurelia.<ref>[[:File:Early draft workingsJKR.png|Early draft of J.K. Rowling]]</ref>
 
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
 
== Notes and References ==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Staff}}
 
[[fr:Aurora Sinistra]]
 
[[fi:Aurora Sinistra]]
 
 
== Images ==
 
 
Please don't add any more images of [[Unidentified female teacher (I)|this women]] to articles claiming that she's Aurora Sinistra. It's getting a bit tiresome. –[[User:KickAssJedi|K.A.J]]<sup>•[[User_Talk:KickAssJedi|T]]•[[Special:Contributions/KickAssJedi|C]]•[[Special:Emailuser/KickAssJedi|E]]•</sup> 14:13, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
 
:I haven't added ANY images of her. [[User:Butterfly the rabbit|Butterfly the rabbit]] 15:23, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
 
::Well that's a lie. I just removed one from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry article. –[[User:KickAssJedi|K.A.J]]<sup>•[[User_Talk:KickAssJedi|T]]•[[Special:Contributions/KickAssJedi|C]]•[[Special:Emailuser/KickAssJedi|E]]•</sup> 15:33, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
 

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I took the liberty of archiving your talkpage, since it was getting very long and had a lot of outdated posts on them. The link to the archive is above this message. --Sajuuk 18:40, May 1, 2016 (UTC)

Professor vs Teacher Edit

Just curious as to the distinction between Professor and Teacher as you see it. We don't currently have separate pages for each occupation. Outside of the founders, and Rolanda Hooch perhaps, are there other examples of Teachers that aren't Professors? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:07, April 25, 2017 (UTC)

Fair enough. Teachers are anyone who teaches, (although madam Hooch is an instructor, not sure of the distinction) while Professors are those that are ever referred to as Professor - at least it's easy to reference. :) Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 15:49, April 26, 2017 (UTC)
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