A Sky Full of Poems
presented by Dava Sobel
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Guild Hall (Zoom)
The skies above have moved us to explore, imagine and express ourselves regardless of who we are or where we live. Across time and nations, the planets, moons and stars we see in our dark skies, the great telescopes and observatories we have created to view and study those wonders, and the spacecraft we have built to explore the heavens, have inspired and added meaning to all our lives. It is not surprising that such experiences have been eloquently–and sometimes humorously–expressed by poets.
Please join Hamptons Observatory and Guild Hall for this free, virtual public presentation. Dava Sobel, bestselling author and Poetry Editor of the magazine, “Scientific American,” will discuss how the skies have served to inspire poets. A trio of gifted actors – Nehassaiu deGannes, Laura Hix and Isaac Klein – will recite a selection of celestially-inspired poems which will be accompanied by related visuals, including Apollo by Elizabeth Alexander, Annie Pearl Smith Discovers Moonlight by Patricia Smith, and Three Views of Mars by Jessica Goodfellow. Directed by Josh Gladstone.
COST: This event is FREE.
https://ci.ovationtix.com/81/performance/10624616 Note that tickets are free. Donations made through the registration page go to Guild Hall. To make a donation to Hamptons Observatory, please visit our website: www.HamptonsObservatory.org/donate.asp
Hamptons Observatory (or HO, formerly Montauk Observatory), a 501(c)(3) NYS nonprofit that relies on public support has served the South Fork since 2005. Its mission: to foster interest in science, particularly astronomy, through educational programs. We hold lectures, star parties, portable planetarium shows and other events throughout the South Fork, often in collaboration with other nonprofit organizations that host our events at their facilities. HO has established the first astronomical observatory on the South Fork (on the campus of the Ross School in East Hampton), complete with Long Island’s largest research-grade telescope; these facilities will soon be accessible over the internet to students, teachers, researchers and the general public. Hamptons Observatory offers all of its programs free-of-charge to make them as accessible as possible to all.
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