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5/30/2019 - The Rutledge Summer Series: A Universe of Stories Presents Galileo Galilei: The Starry Messenger

On Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 1-3pm, join us for this continuation of our space-themed summer series as Mike Francis brings Galileo to life with this in-character presentation.

The Starry Messenger is a dramatic adaptation of Galileo's short treatise "Siderius Nuncius." Galileo arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries using his newly devised spyglass, followed by a question and answer segment. Throughout the presentation, the esteemed scientists in the audience are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations.

Mike Francis is a teacher, lecturer, and performer. He has taught Physics and Physical Science, as well as lectured for ten years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Boston Museum of Science. Mike uses his experience and talents to share his love of the heavens with others through his Stars Science Theater Programs.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. The Rutledge Summer Series was made possible by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.