What are some of your favorite astronomy related oddities that you seen on TV or in the movies? One of mine is in the remake of Battlestar Galactica. In Season 2, episode 7: they find the "map" to earth and use names of the constellations that we are familiar with (Cancer, Leo, etc), but then they notice a nebula and literally refer to it as the Lagoon Nebula. Even goes so far as to call it M8.
Now how would a group of people from across the galaxy know about Messier designations?
Edited by abaum, 03 September 2019 - 03:07 PM.