Part One, To Florence
• The first letter from Maria Celeste to Galileo is presented.
• Reader learns about Maria Celeste's birth and heritage.
• Irony of Bruno's death is discussed.
• The relationship between Galileo and Marina Gamba is discussed.
• Galileo takes his daughters away, leaving Vincenzio with Marina.
• Virginia joins the convent at San Matteo.
• Virginia becomes Maria Celeste.
• Livia joins the convent; becomes Arcangela.
• Vincenzio goes to the University of Pisa to study law.
• Galileo teaches at the Universities of Pisa and Padua.
• Galileo discovers and refines the telescope.
• Galileo works off of Copernicus' theories.
• Galileo was warned to cease his work on the heavens.
• Pope Urban supported Galileo's work.
• Galileo published his first work.
• Maria Celeste continues to support her father's work.
• Marina Gamba dies.
• Galileo continues to teach while being employed in the court of the Medici family.
• Galileo is arrested and tried for heresy and...
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