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Discuss the book - Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel

  • Mar 13, 2014 · 7:15 PM
  • Arizona State University, Noble Science Library

Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishments of a mythic figure whose early-seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion-the man Albert Einstein called "the father of modern physics-indeed of modern science altogether." It is also a stunning portrait of Galileo's daughter, a person hitherto lost to history, described by her father as "a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to me."

Attendance at the book discussion is free of charge.

Free parking is available in the Tyler Street garage after 7 pm. Please view the map at the bottom of this page for an accurate map for the library .

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  • Debbie

    I wound up having to work late and couldn't make it, but I will keep the directions and thank you!

    March 15, 2014

    • Dave

      Thanks for letting me know. I was wondering if I'd somehow given you bad directions. But, I'm pretty sure Rene would have corrected them, if necessary.

      1 · March 15, 2014

  • Debbie

    Where do you park? I've never been to ASU... do you need a university parking permit?

    March 13, 2014

    • Rene

      Dave, Thank you for helping Debbie with the directions. We look forward to meeting you Debbie.

      1 · March 14, 2014

    • Debbie

      Thanks to both of you!

      1 · March 15, 2014

  • Rene

    Very interesting conversation about Galileo's discoveries, his daughter's support, religion and the nature of human societies.

    March 14, 2014

  • Dave

    Fun, as always. And with dark chocolate, this time!!

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Robert B.

    I really like the Galileo's Daughter book. I recommend it to anyone who has not read it.

    1 · February 24, 2014

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