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Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 25, 2023

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 26, 2023

March 10-26, 2022 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – ACT1 Theater Mainstage

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

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Date:
March 26
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Act1 Theatre
180 Academy Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009 United States
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