Commemoration of the 246th year of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra.
FCTUC Auditorium, Coimbra
The Sidereal Messenger, presented on October 12th, 2018, in commemoration of the day of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, is an adapted excerpt from the play Revolution Of The Celestial Bodies, which Marionet premiered in 2001 in the former Museu Nacional da Ciência e da Técnica (National Museum of Science and Technology), in Coimbra.
Revolution of the Celestial Bodies dives into the evolution of knowledge concerning our position in the universe. Anchored in the scientific breakthroughs by three of the men responsible for our present knowledge of the field – Ptolemy, Copernicus and Galileo -, it focused on the personal, social, political, religious and scientific issues that flooded their quests for truth. Profoundly human issues, and therefore wonderfully theatrical, which often touch on the ultimate and first question: why?