The Reality Check #64: Dark Side of the Moon + 2012 + Start of Spring

Something something DARK SIDE!

On this astronomy themed episode Darren tries to figure out what is meant by “Dark Side of the Moon”, Adam debunks 2012 doomsday claims, and Jon explains how the start of Spring is determined.

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Show Notes
Dark Side of the Moon
Bad Astronomy (Dark side)

Bad Astronomy (Moon rotation)

Wikipedia on Far Side of Moon
 
Wikipedia on tidal locking

2012
Wikipedia – Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar

Ask an Astrobiologist – The Truth About 2012

2012 – Planet X, Nibiru and DarkStar – Ottawa Skeptics

Evolver – New Agey crazy guys

Start of Spring
Space.com
Wikipedia on Spring
Wikipedia on Equinoxes

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