Did you know that even before the moon landing in 1969, Yeshiva had a “moonrock” of its own? In May 1960, Dr. Irvin Rock, chairman of the experimental psychology department of the Graduate School of Education, simulated the moon on the roof of Stern of Stern College. His experiment explained why the moon appears larger when it is on the horizon than at the zenith, and was “hailed by Newsweek Magazine as the solution to an enigma that has stymied the giants of classical astronomy.”

Commentator. May 19, 1960.

 

Posted by Shulamith Z. Berger

 

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