Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel is the author of Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, The Planets, and A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos. In this appearance, she speaks with ABC Radio National’s Robin Williams about the latter – her account of the astronomer told through a curious coupling of narrative non-fiction and theatrical speculation.

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Portrait of Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel is the author of Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, The Planets, and A More Perfect Heaven. Interested in astronomy since childhood, she renewed and strengthened her interest under the influence of Carl Sagan, whom she first interviewed in 1972.

Portrait of Robyn Williams

Robyn Williams

Science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams presents Radio National’s The Science Show and Ockham’s Razor.

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