Open Culture and Astronomy

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Two astronomical events have appeared in some news articles recently. The Perseid meteor showers which occur from mid-July and continue through late August. The moon will be a crescent and set early so the night sky will be darker than normal, allowing for, weather permitting, one of the best displays.

The other, the moon wobble, is a shift in the moon’s orbit that happens every 18 years that alters the tides either by suppressing or intensifying them. This year’s wobble could cause unusual high tide flooding because of climate change.

Astronomy is a fascinating subject and Open Culture can introduce you to the science with a variety of courses.

Because what goes on in our atmosphere can alter what goes on here on earth, being informed about the causes and effects of climate change is important and Open Culture has numerous opportunities to get information on that subject.