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A More Perfect Heaven
Code: 157  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir, History
Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Dava Sobel, Robyn Williams (facilitator)
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Dava Sobel , the best-selling author of Longitude and Gallileo’s Daughter, has made a lifelong study of all things planetary and her latest book continues the trend. Since 1973, the 500th anniversary of his birth, Copernicus has fascinated her as the person who “turned the universe inside out”. She talks to Robyn Williams about the man who revolutionised the cosmos.

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Dava Sobel (International)

Dava Sobel is the acclaimed author of the bestselling titles Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, The Illustrated Longitude and The Planets. She has written for The New York Times, Harvard Magazine, Omni, Science Digest, Discover and The New Yorker, and also had an asteroid – discovered in 1994 by David Levy and Carolyn Shoemaker – officially registered by them as (30935) Davasobel. She lives in East Hampton, New York. Her most recent release is A More Perfect Heaven.

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Robyn Williams (Australian)

Robyn Williams has presented science programs on ABC radio and television since 1972. He is the first journalist to be elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, was a visiting fellow at Balliol College, Oxford, and is a visiting professor at the University of NSW.