Episode 54: The Astronomy of Shakespeare, with Dan Falk

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Feature Guest: Dan Falk

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAstronomy meets Shakespeare? An unlikely pair you might imagine, but “There are more things in heaven and earth, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy”. Today on this special audio and video edition of the show we’re joined by Dan Falk at The Star Spot at the Toronto book launch of his new Science of Shakespeare.

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The special video edition of this interview, featuring a live recording from the book launch, is available on our YouTube Channel, TheStarSpotTV, and in the video below. The Star Spot’s YouTube channel features special additional media from our program, as well as re-released YouTube versions of our regular episodes. Please subscribe here.

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About our Guest

Dan Falk is an award winning science journalist and broadcaster. He’s been published very broadly, including in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Cosmos magazine, and New Scientist, and has contributed to CBC and TV Ontario science programming. Dan Falk is also the author of three books, including In Search of Time: Journeys Along a Curious Dimension, Universe on a T-Shirt: The Quest for the Theory of Everything, and the newly released Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe

Links

Dan’s website
Galileo’s “Falling Bodies” Experiment Re-created in Pisa (YouTube Video)
In Search of Time (YouTube Video)

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