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Silent Sky

December 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote.

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. 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. Henrietta Leavitt changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

A mesmerizing drama that’s full of wonder, humor and heart.

“…sheer magic [is] in Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky… Gunderson [writes] economically and with bursts of smart, infectious humor.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Date:
December 1, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm
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Organizer

A Classic Theatre
Email
gmacdonald@aclassictheatre.org
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Venue

The Waterworks
184 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL United States