Don't miss your chance to visit the stars with tickets to Silent Sky playing now through April 17th.

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After our Sunday matinee, join Frank Petrie, President of the Battle Point Astronomical Society for a presentation on the real-life women of Silent Sky and their incredible stories.

Frank will discuss the scientific contributions of the play’s characters: Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Annie Jump Cannon, Williamina Fleming, and some of the other Harvard College Observatory female “computers” of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Cataloging stars and analyzing stellar characteristics recorded on photographic glass plates, work considered too tedious and boring by the male astronomers at Harvard, these women made significant foundational discoveries that advanced our understanding of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology.

No reservation required, but anyone who purchased tickets to any performance of Silent Sky is invited to attend. Buy tickets: https://bainbridgeperformingar...

Featuring the all-star cast of Katie Sweeney, Josi Twigt, Tim Drier, Michelle Lynn Conklin, and Karyn Rondeau.

Sponsored by Frank Petrie and the Battle Point Astronomical Association.

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.

General Admission: $25 Senior/Student: $21.

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