• W.J. McCallion Planetarium (map)
  • 1280 Main St W
  • Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8
  • Canada

Hamilton - Niagara Atheists & Humanists present: The Astronomy of Shakespeare

Throughout his work, Shakespeare makes consistent use of the heavens to help convey everything from the feelings and thoughts of his characters to simply the passage of time. Shakespeare not only had a firm grasp on the behaviour of the cosmos, but appeared to have a keen interest in it as well! As part of our tour through the Solar System and beyond, we will compare various references to the night sky in the works of Shakespeare to their real-world counterparts in attempts to decipher their meaning. We will also explore how the scientific beliefs of Shakespeare's time influenced his writing, and how they have evolved over time.

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