From the August 2007 issue

Phil Harrington’s binocular universe: Time for tea

August 2007: Find some dazzling sugar cubes to go with your celestial tea.
By | Published: August 1, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
I promised last month we’d get together for a spot of celestial tea. Of course, I’ll “pour” from Sagittarius’ famous asterism the Teapot. Known in ancient times as an archer, with his arrow aimed tentatively toward Scorpius immediately to the west, Sagittarius is usually portrayed as a centaur — a mythological half-man, half-horse creature.