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BONUS: Boston is in the Wrong Time Zone


Well, it's time to fall back. Sure, we get an extra hour of sleep tonight, but at the price of over three months without a sunset after 5pm. Not worth it. This classic episode examines how Boston marked time in the 19th century, why time zones were invented here, and what would happen if New England moved to a better time zone. Plus, for good measure, a look at the women who worked as human computers at Havard Observatory in an era before their contributions to astronomy could be recognized. Original show notes: http://www.hubhistory.com/episodes/harvard-harnesses-the-heavens-episode-158/


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 2021-11-06  1h20m