StarDate: July/August 2011

The Science of Art
cover of July-August 2011 issue of StarDate

StarDate editor Rebecca Johnson heads out on the trail of astronomy in art, literature, and history with celestial sleuth Donald Olson, who has studied the astronomical connections in works by Van Gogh and Munch, Chaucer and Shakespeare, and with the events of World War II and ancient Greece. Astronomer Bradford Behr returns to StarDate with a guide to identifying sky objects when you don't have a star chart or guidebook handy.

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