Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Professor Sinistra

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Character
Professor (Aurora) Sinistra
Gender Female
Hair color Unknown
Eye color Unknown
Related Family Unknown

Overview[edit | edit source]

Professor Sinistra is the Astronomy professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Role in the Books[edit | edit source]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

Goblet of Fire[edit | edit source]

It is mentioned that Professor Sinistra is dancing with Professor Moody at the Yule Ball.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Relationships with Other Characters[edit | edit source]

Analysis[edit | edit source]

Astronomy in the Harry Potter world is very different from real astronomy. There are no physics present in the Harry Potter astronomy. Rather, the lesson focuses on nomenclature and its position in relationship to the other planets. The various stars outside of our Solar System, other galaxies, black holes, and other celestial objects play little importance. In short, Harry Potter's astronomy is descriptive.

Questions[edit | edit source]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

  1. How might Astronomy be important in learning about magic? Why is it considered separate from Divination?
  2. Think about what kind of personality Professor Sinistra might have, and describe it.

Greater Picture[edit | edit source]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.