Tag Archives: Apollo

Lunar Tick!

John Fitzgerald Kennedy said, “Why the moon . . . ?” Yes, why the moon?  What is our fascination with our neighboring orbital satellite?  Some reasons are obvious.  As a nighttime astrological feature, it’s the biggest and brightest.  It pulls … Continue reading

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Topsy Turvy World

Why is Australia the land “down under?”  Who determined the North Pole is the top of the world instead of the bottom?  Personally, I blame the Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus who arbitrarily placed North at the top of maps about … Continue reading

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