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The Kepler Story

Cosponsored Event

The Kepler Story

A Special Performance

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 , 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

California Acadamy of Sciences' Morrison Planetarium
55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park)
San Francisco CA 94118
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SHOW DATES
Sunday
October 27 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm


This one-man show about Johannes Kepler will be staged — where else? — in a planetarium. The play, starring Norbert Weisser, recounts the 17th-century astronomer’s turbulent career, using projections on an enormous dome to recreate the cathedral where he was expelled for heresy, and then the harmonious cosmos in which he took solace. Backed with a soundtrack by the cellist Zoë Keating, the play explores the twining of empirical and spiritual urges at the dawn of the scientific revolution. “I want the audience to be re-enchanted by the incredible wonder and mystery of the universe,” said Nina Wise, the producer and playwright.


WHY KEPLER? WHY NOW?
If we are to survive as a species, we must remember what Kepler knew–that the universe is a harmonious and interconnected web of being.

As the Scientific Revolution took hold, we began to perceive the universe as a collection of inanimate, distinct and unrelated elements. This mechanistic worldview affects every aspect of our lives–the way we practice medicine, politics, economics, food cultivation, education, and the way we relate to one another.

Many posit that we are on the brink of a paradigm shift similar to the one that occurred in the 17th Century. By looking at the way this transformation occurred in the past, we cast light on the transformation that is happening in our lifetimes. A transformation that needs to happen if we are to thrive as a species. Read more...


SHOW DATES
Sunday
October 27 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm

CHECK CA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WEBSITE FOR CURRENT AVAILABILITY
(Additional show dates may be added)

Reservations: Academy Members: $12, General: $15. This is a 60-minute performance. Seating is limited. To reserve a place today, buy a ticket online or over the phone at 1-877-227-1831. Late arrivals will not be permitted entry, tickets are not transferable and non refundable.


The institute of Noetic Sciences is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event.

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