• Event

Homage to Galileo

The Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, the Biblioteca Filosofica and the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri organize – in collaboration with Museo Galileo – a series of conferences and a theatrical play to celebrate the 451st anniversary of Galileo’s birth.
All the events will be held in Italian.


Programme of the day, Tuesday 17th February 2015


Parallel conferences

Auditorium of Liceo Classico "Galileo"
via Martelli 9
L'astronomia di Galileo, Giorgio Strano
Galileo uomo di lettere, Riccardo Pratesi


Plaster cast gallery of Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana
Piazzale Porta Romana, 9
L'astronomia di Galileo, Francesco Palla
Galileo e il disegno, Pietro Greco


At 15.00
Sala delle Adunanze at Accademia delle Arti del Disegno
via Orsammichele 4

Luigi Zangheri, President of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno
Cristina Giachi, Deputy Mayor of Comune di Firenze
Il rapporto con le arti, Pietro Greco
Galileo e la musica, Natacha Fabbri


At 16.30
William and Galileo
by the Compagnia delle Seggiole
45-minutes play of an "impossible dialogue" between William Shakespeare and Galileo Galilei, both born in 1564, within few weeks the one from the other.


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