Exploring astrology: Do stars really impact us?
Humans have always been interested in the sky, and astrology has been used as a tool for people in power for a long time.
During times of stress, interest in astrology increases.
But why are we so interested in something that is not considered a science?
This hour, a look at the history of astrology, its relationship with astronomy, and the reasons why people love it so much.
- Julie Beck: Senior editor at The Atlantic, where she wrote “The New Age of Astrology”
- Darin Hayton: Associate professor of the history of science at Haverford College and the author of The Crown and the Cosmos: Astrology and the Politics of Maximilian I
- Emily Levesque: Professor in the University of Washington’s Astronomy Department and the author of The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy’s Vanishing Explorers
This episode was produced by Sara Gasparatto.
Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, Cat Pastor, and Dylan Reyes contributed to this show, which originally aired April 21, 2022.
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