RBML’s copy of rare Galileo text appears in PBS’s Secrets of the Dead

Galileo’s sketches of the moon from Sidereus Nuncius, published in March 1610.

Perhaps you saw a familiar place in PBS’s new program on the forgery of the Galileo Sidereus Nuncius?

Segments of the show Secrets of the Dead: Galileo’s Moon were filmed here in the RBML. You’ll also be able to see mathematician David Eugene Smith’s true copy of Sidereus Nuncius, which is in the RBML collections. It turns out the RBML’s copy may be the only one in New York.

Missed the show’s debut? You can watch is for free, streaming online at the PBS website