Pop Medieval Ep 47: Earendel is a Good Name for a Star

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Pop Medieval Ep 47: Earendel is a Good Name for a Star
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We’re going to the stars! In this episode, Doc tells Nina about the new astronomical discovery and what that has to do with Tolkien plus some other medieval astronomy instruments. Finally, Doc implies that Nina has the “ill-Inanna.” 

Topics covered: sky protractors, using video game consoles to remember names, complicated steampunk sundials, Mayan city planning, American presidential rituals, and the longest star naming discussion ever.

Show Notes

https://www.space.com/hubble-most-distant-star-tolkien-name-earendil 

thoughtco.com/the-astrolabe-using-the-stars-for-navigation-and-timekeeping-4126095

http://english.pmo.cas.cn/resources/facilities/201911/t20191123_226171.html

https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/maya/mmc07eng.html

Recommendations:

The Expanse – All 6 Seasons on Amazon Prime https://www.amazon.com/The-Expanse-Season-1/dp/B08B49T8TZ 

How to make an Astrolabe https://arxiv.org/pdf/1202.2005.pdf

British Museum’s “How to Use an Astrolabe” https://youtu.be/N8oWGwcdFmA

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