The Great Moon Hoax of 1835, Part 1


In August 1835, the New York Sun ran a series about some utterly mind-blowing discoveries made by Sir John Herschel about the lunar surface. The serial had everything: moon poppies, goat-like unicorns, lunar beavers and even bat people.

Topics in this Podcast: hoax, moon, hoaxes, new York sun, beavers, bison, Sir John Herschel, moon hoax, Great Moon Hoax, astronomy, 19th century, telescopes