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