Galileo’s Battle For The Heavens

HISTORY CHANNEL – Wednesdays from 5 August, 7.30pm

We celebrate the story of the father of modern science and his struggle to get Church authorities to accept the truth of his astonishing discoveries in Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens. The program is based on Dava Sobel’s best selling book, Galileo’s Daughter, which showed a new side to the famously stubborn scientist-that his closest confidante was his illegitimate daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun.