A theater reading by Dava Sobel, Jerry Killick and Kate McIntosh on Thursday May 22nd, 2014.
For the closure of Dava Sobel's stay, the Academic Chair relocates to the Kaaistudio's for a staged reading of 'And the Sun Stood Still', the theatre play Dava Sobel wrote as part of her book: A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.
By 1514, Nicolaus Copernicus had developed an outline of his heliocentric theory, in which he placed the sun at the center of the universe. Over the next two decades, he worked on a revolutionary manuscript, which for fear of ridicule, he refused to publish. In 1539, a young German mathematician, Georg Joachim Rheticus, traveled to Poland to seek out Copernicus. In 1543, just before Copernicus's death, Rheticus had his master's manuscript published as De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres).
The play 'And the Sun Stood Still' imagines Rheticus's struggle to convince Copernicus to let his manuscript see the light of day.Two scenes of this play will be presented in a staged reading by Dava Sobel and the actors and performers Kate McIntosh and Jerry Killick.
Free event but registration obligatory at Kaaistudio's.