As the weather begins to get warmer, Atlas Obscura wants to encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy a starry night from your backyard or balcony. We’ll help set the mood with celestial music performed specifically for Music for Stargazing, and be led by our expert Astronomer, Moiya McTier, to share their knowledge of the universe. Sit back, relax and get comfortable as we take in the cosmos.
Moiya McTier grew up in a log cabin in the middle of the woods without running water, but she cast the wilderness aside when she was accepted to Harvard University. There, she became the first person in the school's long history to study both astrophysics and folklore. These days, Moiya is pursuing a PhD in astrophysics at Columbia University, studying planets outside of our solar system. Moiya has written a science fiction novel, given hundreds of talks about science, been interviewed on dozens of podcasts and tv shows, and designed multiple exhibits for the New York Hall of Science. In her spare time, she's a cat mom who's addicted to reading fantasy books. You can learn more about her on her website:
Doro Tachler is a multi-instrumentalist living in Brooklyn. She often compares her music to painting, using different instruments as colors and textures. For this evening's performance she'll be playing songs from her solo album, Cloud Anthems under a project called, Hunk Dori. She's going to be layering electric guitar, autoharp, vocals, keys and pedals to create Music for Stargazing.