Dava Sobel has done more in this century to raise the public’s consciousness of Galileo’s life story and scientific discoveries than any other writer.
Her popular book “Galileo’s Daughter” is based on letters that survive written to Galileo by his oldest daughter. The book was a Pulitzer Prize nominee in 2000.
Tonight (Wednesday, March 18) at UNCG’s Music Building Recital Hall, Sobel will present the lecture “Galileo’s Poetry and Shakespeare’s Astronomy.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m.
The event is part of UNCG’s ‘The Globe and the Cosmos’ series, a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare and Galileo Galilei on the 450th anniversary of their births.
A former New York Times science reporter, Dava Sobel is the author of “Longitude,” “The Planets,” and “A More Perfect Heaven,” in addition to “Galileo’s Daughter.”