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Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Denise Gillman

November 13-15 and 20-22

Based on a true story, Silent Sky follows the life and career of pioneer astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Her most important contributions guided Edwin Hubble to the discovery of the expanding universe. Long before women could vote, own property or attend university, Leavitt manages to procure a position at the famous Harvard Observatory where she works with astronomers Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming mapping the night sky. Her feminism, brilliant mind and love of family come shining through in this poetic, inspiring play. In 2015 we celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s silver anniversary as we commemorate innovative women astronomers.

Silent Sky
Silent Sky
Silent Sky

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