Stars Science Theater: Galileo: The Starry Messenger
Galileo Galilei turned his telescope to the heavens to discover mountains and craters on the moon, four of Jupiter's moons and countless stars never before seen.
The Starry Messenger is a dramatic fun-filled adaptation of Galileo's short treatise Siderius Nuncius. Galileo (dressed in 17th century costume) describes his most recent discoveries, made using his newly devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo's new methods become apparent. Throughout the presentation the audience is actively involved.
About the Performer: Mike Francis brings astronomy to life with his Stars Science Theater. A Physical Science and Physics teacher and lecturer for ten years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science, Mike combines the science of Astronomy with the dramatic skills of an actor.