Watch online! The Trials of Galileo on ABC Compass TV

8 Mar 2010

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The Re-Trial of Galileo on Compass TV - 10.10pm Sunday 9th May 2010


The Re-Trial of Galileo was a production that took place on 26th October 2009 with a high-profile cast including Julian Burnside, QC, Anna Katzman, SC, the former premier, Bob Carr, the author Paul Collins, Monsignor Tony Doherty, broadcaster Geraldine Doogue, philosophy professor Maurice Finocchiaro, and broadcasters Julie McCrossin and Alan Saunders with the astronomer-in-charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, Fred Watson, as Galileo. ABC Compass filmed the event and it is now being shown on ABC Compass TV on Sunday 9th May at 10.10pm.

The Trials of Galileo - to be broadcast on ABC Compass

Nearly 400 years after being tried by the Roman Catholic Inquisition, Galileo again faces charges of heresy. Leading scientists, scholars, barristers, politicians and churchmen take part in a unique performance event staged by the University of NSW and filmed by Compass. With exclusive interviews and behind the scenes coverage, this Compass special brings the drama and highlights of the re-trial together in a one hour television special. Galileo was found guilty of supporting the Copernican theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun, and not vice versa. His trial was considered the defining moment in the relationship between religion and science, authority and free thought. How will Galileo be judged 400 years later?