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Silent Sky

September 6, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:15pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 22, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 22, 2018

$27

Almost a century before the Academy Award nominated film Hidden Figures, astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt and her female colleagues at Harvard University acted as ‘human computers’, using maths and measurement to chart the skies without ever being allowed to touch a telescope – a task prohibited to women at the turn of the 20th century!

A true story of discovery, this riveting play explores the life and career of Henrietta as she fearlessly asserts herself in the male-dominated world of early astronomy. Her story plays out against a landscape of early feminism and universe-revealing science, reminding us of what can be achieved when we allow curiosity and wonder into our lives.

Details

Date:
September 6, 2018
Time:
8:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$27
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.wlt.org.au

Venue

Williamstown Little Theatre
2-4 Albert Street
Williamstown, Victoria 3016 Australia
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Website:
http://www.wlt.org.au