Don’t know much about a science book

Here’s a little ditty from yesteryear that I read in a book that I got from my mother-in-law last Christmas, Seeing in the Dark, about stars:

Follow the arc to Arcturus,
and on to Spica go;
Then turn northwest to Regulus,
the foot of the lion, Leo.

It’s just that far to Gemini,
Where Castor and Pollux glow,
Near Rigel, and Capella,
And Sirius, down below.

While I learned about my poor meatball on Mount Smokie, kids in else-time were learning about the stars in the sky. How did we get so street-smart, and so dumb?

The world has a fever, and has had for a long time. I hope it breaks soon.

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