Episode 25: The Perseids

Sidney_Hall_-_Urania's_Mirror_-_Perseus
Nineteenth century illustration of the constellation “Perseus and Caput Medusæ” by Sidney Hall (1788-1838). Plate 6 in Urania’s Mirror, a set of celestial cards accompanied by A familiar treatise on astronomy … by Jehoshaphat Aspin. London. Astronomical chart showing Perseus holding bloody sword and the severed head of Medusa forming the constellation. 1 print on layered paper board : etching, hand-colored. Source: WikiPedia

What do you see when you look up at the August night sky? If you time it right, you’ll see the Perseid meteor shower. In fact, you can see the whole store of Perseus laid out in the constellations.

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This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

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