Silent Sky

  • Innovation Academy

    125 Milton Avenue
    Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
Ticket Price $20.00-$25.00 This event is now over
Description

Tickets are non-refundable. Please send an email to boxoffice@act1theater.org if you wish to change which show you would like to attend. 

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.

Venue Details

Innovation Academy

125 Milton Avenue
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 Innovation Academy
APC ACT1 Theater

ACT1 Theater has been an all-volunteer, non-equity company located in Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy Street, Alpharetta GA 30009 for more than 25 years. 

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