Space is a pretty big place, ever wonder how the Zee Zees found their way to earth? Well, since cell phone service isn't all that great outside of our solar system, they couldn't call ahead for directions or use their GPS devices. They had to do it the old fashioned way - with the help of the stars.
The stars work a lot like a roadmap that you can use to find your way to the places you want to go. Instead of roads and mile markers though, use the position of stars in the sky to point you in the right direction. All you have to do to get on the right track is learn a few easy-to-remember stars and constellations.
For instance, if you want to go north, just find Polaris, which is at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper constellation. If you want to go south, just remember that the moon rises in the east and moves across the sky over the course of the night - so at midnight the moon should be directly above you.
You may be asking yourself, "That's all fine and good but what do I do during the daytime when there are no stars?" Well, there is one big star you can use - the Sun! The Sun also rises in the east and sets in the west, so you can use it just like the moon.
People have been using the stars as their guide to reach their destinations since the beginning of recorded history (and probably even before). For instance, ancient sailors could tell exactly which direction they were headed in by simply looking at Polaris and measuring the angle between it and the horizon.
So remember, the next time you're looking for the right way to go, you only have to look in one direction - up. Just make sure you take enough healthy Zee Zees snacks to give you energy along the way.