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A Celebration of Cortázar and Observatories @ Vassar

Please join Archipelago Books on Friday, August 12, for a starry celebration of Julio Cortázar’s From the Observatory:

Friday, August 12
6:30 p.m.
Vassar College Observatory
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 

Reception to be followed by a reading and panel discussion with translator Anne McLean, Vassar English professor and Cortázar scholar Mihai Grunfeld, and Vassar astronomy professor Fred Chromey, who will speak about the history of observatories; as well as a special private tour of the Vassar College observatory for interested participants

Transportation/directions from the New York Metro Area:
The Metro-North Hudson line runs express trains from Grand Central Station to Poughkeepsie, including a 4:45 departure to arrive at 6:27.
Poughkeepsie is also served by Amtrak, with departures from New York Penn Station.
Taxi service is available from the train station  (about 3 miles) to the Vassar campus.
Signs will be posted at the College entrance to guide you to the observatory.

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