Silent Sky: Inspiring New Drama

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01/31/2020 19:30 - 02/11/2020 21:30
Ford's Theatre, DC
Address: 511 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

A show about the life story and legacy of astronomer Henrietta Levitt who worked in the Harvard Observatory, found 2,400 new variable stars and made important discoveries.

From the Event Organizer
A decade before women gained the right to vote, Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow women “computers” transformed the science of astronomy. In the Harvard Observatory, Leavitt found 2,400 new variable stars and made important discoveries about their fluctuating brightness, enabling fellow scientists to map the Milky Way and beyond. This inspiring drama explores the determination, passion and sacrifice of the women who redefined our understanding of the cosmos. Director Seema Sueko (Arena Stage’s The Heiress) makes her Ford’s Theatre debut with this compelling story dubbed “sheer magic” by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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