Perpetual Motion: Galileo and His Revolutions

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Orvis Auditorium, UH Mānoa: Honolulu, HI (map)


June 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The UH Institute for Astronomy, the UH Vice Chancellor for Research, and the UH College of Arts & Humanities present Perpetual Motion: Galileo and His Revolutions with Sarah Pillow, soprano and Mary-Anne Ballard, viola da gamba, with guests Daniel Swenberg, lute and theorbo; author Dava Sobel and Marc Wagnon, video artist.

A moving and compelling account of a remarkable moment in the history of science, human thought and music, Perpetual Motion ties together the groundbreaking repertoire of Galileo's day, narration by acclaimed best-selling science writer Dava Sobel, and images of Earth and the cosmos.

Sobel narrates the story of coinciding revolutions in science and music in the 17th century, as breathtaking images of Earth and the heavens complement virtuoso performances. Together they present a link to the past and bring to light the exquisite beauty of our world.

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