Astronomy vs. Astrology: What’s the Difference, Really?

Nicole Arulanantham, Space Telescope Science Institute

It is inevitable in every astronomer’s career that sometime, someplace, someone will refer to them as an astrologer. Although the scientist may cringe at this misnomer, pop culture has many examples where the terms “astronomy” and “astrology” are mistakenly used interchangeably. This modern misconception has some ancient roots. Join Dr. Arulanantham in exploring such celestial confusion by going back through history, to learn about the origins of studying the cosmos.

Host: Frank Summers, Space Telescope Science Institute
Recorded live on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
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