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The Story

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.

Silent Sky Preview Information

Come learn about these women and the science behind their accomplishments before you see the theatrical performance put on by Central Lakes College.  Use the link below to sign up for a time to come to the Forestview Planetarium to see the Silent Sky Preview show put on by the Forestview Planetarium Director, Tim Peabody.

When:  Monday, October 23, Tuesday, October 24, & Monday, October 30

Times:  5-6:00pm and 6:30-7:30pm each of the dates listed above

Where:  Forestview Planetarium (Forestview Middle School)

Who:  Open to the public.  Capacity of 58 people per show.

Cost:  FREE


Use the link above to access the sign-up form.  You will receive a confirmation email from Tim after you sign up.  Spots are limited to a first come-first served basis. 

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