Brooklyn Academy of Music - Shakespeare and the Cosmos
For Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach's fourth collaboration with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), I organized stargazing on the roof of BAM's Fisher Building the nights of April 15th, 16th, and 17th. Before the stars came out each night, I gave a short talk on the references to the stars Shakespeare mentions in Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V, linking his text to celestial objects and phenomenon.
Here's the official program description:
In Conjunction with King and Country
With Summer Ash of Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach
Invoking Shakespeare’s references to the celestial—“Ah, Richard, with the eyes of heavy mind; I see thy glory like a shooting star” (Richard II)—Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach director Summer Ash leads this guided tour of the stars. Telescopes will be set up and Ash and her team of astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.