Date: March 15, 2010

Title: Julius Caesar and the Calendar Reform


Podcaster: Zachary Kessin and Julia Smith

Description: Is today really the 15th of March? Calendars are attempts to track the planet’s movement around the sun, but they don’t always work so well.

Bio: Zachary Kessin is a software engineer with Mytopia in Petach Tikva Israel. He lives in the city of Ariel with his wife and 4 children. Zachary holds a BA in physics from Brandeis university in Waltham Ma. He enjoys observing from Israel’s Negev desert.

Julia Smith is a Assistant Professor of anthropology at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington.

Today’s sponsor: This episode of “365 Days of Astronomy” is sponsored by the American Association of Variable Star Observers, the world’s leader in variable star data and information, bringing professional and amateur astronomers together to observe and analyze variable stars, and promoting research and education using variable star data. Visit the AAVSO on the web at


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