March 2009, Volume 13, Number 3

Cultural Spotlight

Kendall Campus celebrates a galaxy of artistic wonders

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Kendall Campus will host its annual “Arts and Letters Day” celebration on April 1 featuring an exciting schedule of events and activities from March 31 to April 6. This year, students and faculty will explore “The Year of Astronomy, The Universe: Space and Time” in both conventional and unexpected ways. Here’s a sample of what’s planned.

Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m.

Heavenly Sounds: Music Inspired by the Planets and Stars

Manny Padrón on piano and Richard Rose on bass

Beat Café, Room K-413

Tuesday, March 31, 7:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Imaging the Universe From Miami

To celebrate the “Year of Astronomy,” Don Parker, award-winning astronomer and astro-imager extraordinaire, will show some of his dazzling photographs of the universe. Author of more than 150 papers on the solar system and planet photography, he is also distinguished for having an asteroid named after him.

Beat Café, Room K-413

Wednesday, April 1, 11 a.m.

These Late Eclipses of the Sun and Moon

Cary Ser and Martha Zamorano, professors of English literature, read scenes from Shakespeare.

Beat Café, Room K-413

Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m.

Poetry in Cosmic Light

Tere Starr, author and president of the Miami Poets chapter of the Florida State Poets Association, will read her own poems as well as quotations inspired by the cosmos by artists, scientists and other creative people.

Beat Café, Room K-413

Ongoing from March 30 - April 6

View the Sun

See the sun through a solar telescope courtesy of Southern Cross Astronomical Society members (weather permitting).

Field between Building M and Building 4


— Katherine Joss

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