Episode 217 – Astronomy and Emu

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In Episode 217 – Astronomy and Emu, we try very hard not to talk about the election and its aftermath, instead exploring the fascinating subject of ethnoastronomy. We delve into some of the unique relationships human cultures have had with the stars throughout history, including a look at the Mescalero Apache and the Australian Aborigines. In our Pro Extension, we turn from astronomy to astrology for an in-depth analysis of President Obama’s birth chart and what it says about his presidency, and a brief look at how Pluto influences the attitudes of whole generations — that is, until the Mercury Retrograde gets the best of us and crashes our equipment!

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Music Credits:

  • Opening and closing theme: “Dragonfly” by Brian Boyko

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2 Responses to “Episode 217 – Astronomy and Emu”

  1. KayeMacArthur says:

    The Boyfriend showed me this today. Considering the topic, I think you might find it interesting.

    http://www.stellarium.org/

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