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Bendigo Writers Festival – Dava Sobel

“Even before the publication of Longitude twenty-one years ago, I learned about a group of women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory in the nineteenth century, analyzing images of the stars to fantastic effect,” explains Dava Sobel, about her new best-seller. The Glass Universe.

When: Friday, August 11 2017 till Sunday, August 13 2017. 1:30 PM
Where: Bendigo Writers Festival
Capital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC, 3550
Topic: Environment and nature, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Session or Festival pass available.
Bookings: 03 5434 6100
voxbendigo@gmail.com
http://bendigowritersfestival.com.au/welcome-dava-sobel/
Other: Wheelchair access

“Even before the publication of Longitude twenty-one years ago, I learned about a group of women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory in the nineteenth century, analyzing images of the stars to fantastic effect,” explains Dava Sobel, about the genesis of her new best-seller. The Glass Universe.

“These ladies of “Pickering’s harem” aroused my curiosity, but I put them off while pursuing Galileo’s Daughter, exploring The Planets, and turning Copernicus’s idea for A More Perfect Heaven into a stage play called And the Sun Stood Still.”

This dazzling book is a kind of mystery story crossed with romance and science.

Contact details:

Marie Scholtes
Capital Theatre
Email: m.scholtes@Bendigo.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 5434 6412

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