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Tracy Daugherty on the Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens

The Lady Astronomer who Took on Dante

A Salon with New York Times Bestselling Author Tracy Daugherty

Saturday, June 1st


*sold out - thank you*

In 1910, Mary Acworth Evershed sat on a hill in southern India staring at the moon as she grappled with apparent mistakes in Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’…
— From Tracy Daugherty's "Dante and the Early Astronomer"

Please join us for a salon with New York Times bestselling author, Tracy Daugherty, about his most recent book: Dante and the Early Astronomer: Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens.

This unique book explores the life of pioneering astronomer Mary Acworth Evershed, an early female astronomer and pioneer.

Mary understood that Dante the poet possessed the impulses of a scientific researcher; a restless mind, a habit of close observation...
— Tracy Daugherty

Daugherty’s seemingly countless books include The New York Times bestselling biography of Joan Didion, “The Last Love Song”.  He lets his curiosity lead his pen into the world, never seeking to write about something that doesn’t interest him to his core. To those ends, and despite a dearth of information, Daugherty devoted himself to researching one of the world’s earliest female astronomers.

This gathering will include plentiful space for conversation about the history of astronomy, Dante, Mary Acworth Evershed herself, and what drew Daugherty to research and write on this woman’s life and work. It’s a Salome salon you won’t want to miss!

All attendees will receive a copy of this newly published book.


*sold out - thank you*

Salon details:

Date: Saturday, June 1st, 10am-12pm

Location: Close-in NE; address shared with attendees.

Cost: $35; includes copy of Dante and the Early Astronomer