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Poetry of the Night: How the Night Sky Enriches Literature Through the Ages – David Levy

September 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

David H. Levy discusses areas of (mostly) English Literature where the writer’s appreciation of the night sky, or events in the night sky, adds to its beauty.

David H. Levy

Dr. Levy is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. He has discovered 22 comets, nine of them using his own backyard telescopes. With Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the Palomar Observatory in California he discovered Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994.

He is the author or editor of 35 books and other products. He won an Emmy in 1998 as part of the writing team for the Discovery Channel documentary, “Three Minutes to Impact.” As the Science Editor for Parade Magazine from 1997 to 2006, he was able to reach more than 80 million readers, almost a quarter of the population of the United States. A contributing editor for Sky and Telescope Magazine, he writes its monthly “Star Trails” column, and his “Nightfall” feature appears in each issue of the Canadian Magazine Skynews.

Read David’s full bio here: https://www.glaac.org/astronomy-at-the-beach-2020/David-H-Levy/

Read David’s Skyward posts on the Sacred Space Astronomy Site – the blog of the Vatican Observatory Foundation: https://www.vofoundation.org/blog/author/davidlevy/ (Posts edited by Bob Trembley)

Lyrid meteor april 21 2020. Credit: David Levy.

Cover Image: Discovery images of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. Photos by David Levy and Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker

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September 25, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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