Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love - Part Six, From Arcetri Summary & Analysis

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The weather during the autumn of 1633 took a great toll on Galileo, Maria Celeste, and the sisters at the convent. Great rains were present through October and November. Maria Celeste suffered from malaise and Galileo experienced significant increase in his arthritic condition.

Galileo continued to work on his project and disappointed Maria Celeste by not informing her of the most recent news from Rome.

The author discusses observations and calculations made by Galileo for inclusion in his new book.

Maria Celeste began to doubt that she would live to see her father's return. After a long period of time, Pope Urban permitted Galileo to be sent to Arcetri. The recommendation from the Pope to the Holy Office was not to send Galileo home for comfort but rather to take him away from the positive conditions of Siena. It was...

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