SILENT SKY

  • Theatre
  • Provo/Orem
  • Presented By: Utah Valley University School of the Arts
  • At: Noorda Center for the Performing Arts
  • 800 West University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058
  • 09/24/2021 - 09/24/2021
  • 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
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  • format_align_left Overview
    Follow Henrietta and her female peers as they work in the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, prohibited from touching telescopes or collaborating on ideas. Forced to feed male egos by suppressing her own abilities, Henrietta joins a group of women “computers”, charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and dismisses the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta uses her free time 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 obligations to others. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believed in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

    Event Info

    • Presented By: Utah Valley University School of the Arts
    • Dates: September 24, 2021
    • Location: Noorda Center for the Performing Arts
    • Address: 800 West University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058
    • Time: 7:30 PM to 11:59 PM
    • Categories: Theatre, Discounts & Free, Student Discounts, Contemporary Theatre
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