Astronomer David Levy Returns to Campus for Talk on 'Poets and Astronomers'
Former science editor for Parade Magazines, Dr. David Levy, will discuss “The Starlight Night: Poets and Astronomers Read the Sky,” an exploration of the arts and stars April 9 at 7 p.m. in Room 106, Hudson Hall.
Levy, a Canadian astronomer who co-discovered the Comet Shoemaker-Levy in 1993, will discuss authors such as Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift and others, as he connects poetry and astronomy.
Levy, no stranger to SUNY Plattsburgh, received the SUNY Honorary Doctor of Science at the 2005 spring commencement ceremony, was honored in 2010 with the naming of the observatory at Twin Valleys the “David H. Levy Observatory” — Levy attended science camps at Twin Valleys as a teenager — and he spoke on the night sky in history, literature and music in 2017.
His April 9 talk, which is free and open to the public, will include a discussion immediately following the presentation.
For more information, contact Dr. Wendy M. Gordon, professor of history, at 518-564-5212 or email [email protected].