Astronomy on Tap: Out of This World Books

Tue. Aug 28, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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In a series of short talks, scientists lead us on a literary tour of the stars.

Famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan once claimed, “A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic." Visiting scholars with Astronomy on Tap, the pop-science lecture series, back up his theory with presentations on topics ranging from literary representations of exoplanets to the presence of astronomy in Renaissance literature. Think of it as science class for English majors.

Speakers include:

  • Megan Bedell, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute
    Exoplanets in Fact and Fiction

  • James Hedberg, CUNY City College
    Circles, Lines, and Revolutions: A Look at the Prominent Figures in Early Astronomy Texts 

  • Alex Teachey, Columbia University
    Cosmic Perspective: The Works of Carl Sagan

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form one hour before the program.

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Wachenheim Trustees Room (2nd Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018