Western Washington University   College of Sciences and Technology   Physics/Astronomy Dept.   Bellingham, WA USA



Spring is the season of Leo the Lion
and the Leonid Meteor Shower.


Hear the story of how the stars of the Big Dipper along with coded messages in a folksong were used by escaping slaves
of early America to guide them north up the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers to freedom in Canada.




18 min 57 sec
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Target Age: 8 years and older.

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