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"Brave New World": The Shakespearean Moons of Uranus

Alternative title
Shakespearean Moons of Uranus
Synopsis
Podcast from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Rebecca Sheir traces the little-known tale of the 27 known moons of Uranus— nearly all of which have Shakespearean names. Through the voices of historians, actors, and modern scientists the podcast New Worlds" tells the story behind that fact, starting with the planet’s discovery in 1781 and continuing through Voyager 2’s flyby in 1986 and the discoveries of still more moons in recent years. Michael Crowe is an emeritus professor of liberal arts at Notre Dame University. Brett Gladman is a professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Lisa Grossman is a writer for New Scientist. Michael Hoskin is a professor at Cambridge University. JJ Kevelaars is an astronomer at the National Research Council Canada. Tobias Owen is a professor at the Institute for Astronomy associated with the University of Hawaii. Derek Sears is a research scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Scott Sheppard is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Duration
40 mins

Credits

Producer
Richard Paul
Contributor
Rebecca Sheir

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Astronomy; Science
Keywords
moons; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Uranus

Notes

Notes
Podcast: http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-15 (accessed 3/2015).

Production Company

Name

R.L. Paul Productions

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