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Discoverer of Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet to Speak on the Night Sky and Literature Feb. 20

Dr. David Levy will discuss how the night sky has influenced scholars and artists throughout history Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in Hudson Hall 106.

Levy, the noted Canadian astronomer, science writer and discoverer of minor planets and comets like the one that bears his name, Shoemaker-Levy 9, will discuss “Talk, Tunes, and Text: The Night Sky in History, Literature, and Music.” He holds a Ph.D. in English literature and specializes in the appearance of astronomical phenomena in Shakespeare’s and other authors’ works. 

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Gordon, professor of history, 518-564-5212 or email [email protected]

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