3 Things I Learned this Retrograde Season

3 Things I Learned this Retrograde Season

**Disclaimer: I’m neither an astrophysicist nor an astrologist, both of which will become immediately clear upon further reading.** 

I first learned about Apparent retrograde motion in my college Astronomy course. It was called “Astro 1” as in an introductory course, as in ostensibly a “layup” but it was definitely not. The professor pulled a bait and switch and tried to disguise high level Calculus and Astrophysics with seemingly accessible and fun demonstrations (I have a vague memory of a member of the football team holding a wheel on a bar parallel to the floor which spun in circles in turn spinning him around on a swivel chair - I don’t remember what this was supposed to demonstrate, but I remember the football player was hot).

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