Starting next week, astrophysicists Karen Knierman and Patrick Young will join poet Marco Dominguez to offer a class on astronomy, poetry, and their deep connection in human culture from antiquity through today:
Astronomy has played a role in human culture for thousands of years and appears in literature from every era. We can see not only the influence of the heavens on our writings, but also the influence of language itself on our conception of astronomy. Heralding the dawn of the International Year of Light in 2015, join us now to explore how light from the stars has been important to humans for millennia. We will begin with Gilgamesh and Homer, and continue through Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and into contemporary music and literature. Along the way, we will also examine how the structure of language has influenced the perception of astronomical phenomena. [Find out more…]
Meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 PM US Eastern time (6:00-7:00 PM US Pacific time)
- Monday, November 17
- Wednesday, November 19
- Monday, November 24
- Wednesday, November 26
All CosmoAcademy classes are held via Google+ Hangout.