The Newbury Public Library has received a community project grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present Galileo Galilei: The Starry Messenger, which will be presented on Sunday June23rd at 3pm, at the Newbury Vets Hall.


The Starry Messenger, presented by Michael Francis, is a dramatic fun-filled adaptation of Galileo’s short treatise “Siderius Nuncius.” Galileo (dressed in 17th-century costume) arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly-devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo’s new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. Throughout the presentation audience members are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations. After the lecture, Galileo answers questions about his experiments, his life, and his times.


This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Newbury Public Library at 763-5803.  More information on the Humanities to Go grants from New Hampshire Humanities can be found at