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The Bard and the Heavens

20 Nov 2019, 04:22 UTC
The Bard and the Heavens
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My wife Linda and I have a number of things about which we are passionate. This blog is representative of one: astronomy. We not only enjoy exploring the sky, day and night, but we enjoy sharing it with others. Inspired by pioneering sidewalk astronomers like John Dobson, we occasionally participate in "star parties", joining other amateur astronomers in sharing views of and information about the planets, stars and celestial events with the public.Another of our passions is William Shakespeare, a bard (storyteller). Shakespeare was one of the most famous storytellers of all time. We are active supporters of local Shakespeare companies such as Shakespeare Dallas. We not only enjoy their productions but believe in and support their efforts to make Shakespeare accessible and relevant to everyone in the Dallas area.For a long time, we have had a vision of bringing these two passions together. About four years ago, we started discussing this idea with Jenni Stewart, Assistant Artistic Director of Shakespeare Dallas (SD). She got excited about the possibility of doing something that brings the art of Shakespeare and the science of Astronomy together in a unique way, providing a special experience for the people of the Metroplex. This fall, ...

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