December 18, 2017

Review: The Sky in Early Modern English Literature.

A classic of astronomical history…

Sometimes, astronomical references pop up in places we least expect them. This week, we journey back to 16th-17th century England for a look at The Sky in Early Modern English Literature: A Study of Allusions to Celestial Events in Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing, 1572-1620 by David Levy.  Mr. Levy is the discoverer of 22 comets in counting, including the famous Shoemaker-Levy 9 that crashed into Jupiter on July 1994. [Read more...]