I’m at the Winter Star Party–a group of amateur astronomers. We come out here on one of the Florida Keys to find “dark sky” or a place where the sky is relatively dark because there is not a lot of city and street lights nearby.
This is a great group of people to learn from. I want to learn how to photograph the Milky Way. Some people (Gregg Braden is one of them, I think) believe the 2012 predictions have to do with an alignment of the earth with the galactic center of the Milky Way.
This center happens to be in the constellation Sagittarius. Some people believe there is a Black Hole at the center. However, in talking to the editor of Astronomy Magazine here, I’ve discovered that that’s only a theory.
It is NOT a theory, however, that when you look at the constellation Sagittarius, you’re looking at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.