The Great Moon Hoax of 1835, Part 2

As the New York Sun's series of astonishing moon discoveries concluded, most people recognized that it was a hoax. But what made people buy into the tall tale in the first place? Read the show notes here.

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