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September 6, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:15 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 22, 2018
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 22, 2018
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.