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Bestselling Author Dava Sobel to Speak at BNL
Start Date: 12/15/2011Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 12/15/2011

Event Description:
Dava Sobel, an award-winning author and former science reporter for The New York Times, will give a talk titled "A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos." Sponsored by Brookhaven Women in Science, the talk is free and no registration is required. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and older must bring a photo ID.

Sobel will discuss her recently published book, which bears the same title as her lecture. By 1514, the Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus had a written outline of his then-considered “crazy” theory that the Sun–not the Earth–was the center of the universe. For the next three decades, Copernicus expanded his theory through hundreds of observations and compiled a secret manuscript that explained his theories, but he refused to publish it for fear of ridicule.

Location Information:
Brookhaven National Laboratory - Berkner Hall  (View Map)
William Floyd Parkway
County Road 46
Upton, New York 11973
Phone: (631) 344-8000
Contact Information:
Phone: 631-344-2345

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