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Special Events – Galileo's Skies

Friday, September 25

Show Times: 8:30 - 9:30pm
Ages 12 and up. Admissions is $2.

An Evening with Dava Sobel, author of "Galileo's Daughter"

Don’t miss this very special program! Dava Sobel, author of “Galileo’s Daughter,” will join director Jean Creighton in a lively presentation of Galileo Galilei's world-changing discoveries. Learn how his observations of Jupiter's moons and of the Milky Way changed the way we see ourselves and our place in the Universe. In addition, we’ll look at the night sky both in the city and in the country, with a question-and-answer period at the end of the show. This show is intended for an audience ages 12 and up.

Dava Sobel is the author of several books and is formerly the New York Times’ science reporter. Her lifelong fascination with Galileo inspired her to write “Galileo’s Daughter,” a biography of the man’s life and discoveries seen through his relationship with his daughter, Sister Maria Celeste. For her research, Sobel made multiple trips to Italy, translating over 100 letters between Galileo and his daughter in addition to other original documents. She is also known for “Longitude,” a bestseller about the controversy surrounding the creator of the chronometer, a device which allowed sailors to determine their location at sea. She currently lives in New York.