GIOVANNI CASSINI, Italian renaissance astronomer, saw humanity’s earliest proofs of what truly is in the heavens. He was overturning the fables of the ancients who had tried so hard, so long, to explain their stars and planets, and their world.
These new truths were highly dangerous. Cassini spent his years suppressing what he saw, battling to avoid disgrace or even death.
But the young and idealistic couple “Gian” and Celia had vowed they should forever be fearless in exploring every new fact and uncovered truth, even the unexpected. That proved harder than either imagined.
Cassini’s Vision by Brian Lavery