The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1018 Thursday, 21 October 1998.
From: Martin Jukovsky <
Date: Tuesday, 20 Oct 1998 11:38:16 -0400
Subject: HAMLET Supernova
The following article appeared in the October 19 issue of The Boston
Written in the stars: Astronomer says sentries guarding Hamlet's castle
awaited a ghost - and saw an epochal supernova
By David L. Chandler, Globe Staff, 10/19/98
It summarizes an article appearing in the current issue of Sky and
Telescope magazine in which physicist Donald Olson concludes that the
star discussed in the opening of HAMLET was a supernova spotted in 1572.
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