A Measure of this World - Galileo's Dialog with the Universe Program @ Casa Belvedere Tues. 8/25

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The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents: "A Measure of this World - Galileo's Dialogue with the Universe" with David Vincenti. A book presentation, reading and signing on Tuesday, August 25th @ 7:00 PM. Worth Noting: It is believed that on this date in 1609, Galileo first presented his improved telescope to the Venetian Senate. This presentation had significance not only for Galileo's science, but for his financial health, as selling telescopes and the other tools he invented or improved would provide him publicity and income for the rest of his life.

The work, is a collection of original poems in the voice of Galileo Galilei, from his childhood through his death, touching on his development as a teacher and a scientist, including elements of his faith and fatherhood, attempting to paint a more complete picture than most people have of the man from a limited and often cartoon-ish understanding of his conflict with the Pope Urban VIII and the Roman Catholic Church. A representation of the 17-century life of a great man and his work and life in Padua, Pisa, and Arcetri. If you are interested in Italian history and the life of one of the great men in the history of the region, you will enjoy this program.

Q & A with the author will take place after the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for sale and can be autographed. Refreshments will be served. Donation: $20 pp. (Cash, check or credit cards accepted)

Kindly park in the Parking lot directly across the street at Notre Dame Academy Elementary School. Please RSVP so we can prepare accordingly for the amount of guests. Call 718-273-7660 or write to info@casa-belvedere.org

About David Vincenti

David Vincenti is a father, husband, poet, engineer, accordionist, and baseball fan who believes it is possible to root for the Mets without hating the Yankees. In addition to his own writings, David led writing workshops in New Jersey grammar schools, including an Introduction to Poetry workshop using lively group and individual exercises to generate excitement about poetry in students through Grade 8. An alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology with degrees in Materials Engineering and Technology Management, has continued to serve his alma mater as a lecturer, reviewer, and occasional performer. David supports his poetry and family habits as a technologist and team leader in the medical device industry, and has launched healthcare products ranging from drug delivery devices to protein-purifying ultra-centrifuges to diabetes management systems.

Although currently residing in northern New Jersey, where his family has made it clear they intend to stay, David grew up on Staten Island and is a graduate of Monsignor Farrell H.S. For more information about our presenter, please visit www.davidvincenti.com

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