Explore Alliance Presents: How Do You KNOW? – Episode #12: 'Tides and the Moon'
The idea that tides are linked to the Moon is an old one. Galileo was one of the first scientists to develop the idea of tides being linked to the Moon. Although he failed to deduce the mechanism, Galileo’s work was key to discovering the mechanism linking the Moon and tides.
Dr. Barth pulls together Galileo’s three greatest ideas: Gravitation, Inertia, and Rotation combine to explain how the Moon affects the Earth and creates the familiar tides on this episode of 'How Do You KNOW?'