Monday, September 6, 2010

What is the Stars - RTE podcast

RTE, the Irish national broadcaster has a short weekly radio program that superficially looks like an astrology item. However, it is a short monologue by astronomer Frances McCarthy who points out a tidbit of astronomy and the history of astronomy.

The title of the item 'What is the Stars' has me puzzled a bit. It looks like a sentence missing something or mixing singular with plural. I guess I first read it as: What is in the stars, to make the astrology connection. Considering the charmingly done serious content, I wonder why it was not What are the stars or even What is it with the stars. (feed)

What is it with this name?
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