Silent Sky

By Flat Earth Theatre (other events)

12 Dates Through Mar 26, 2017

At Harvard Observatory at the turn of the 20th century, Henrietta Leavitt joins a group of women tasked with charting the heavens without being allowed to touch a telescope. Despite restrictions placed on her because of her sex, Henri devotes her life to the study of celestial bodies just out of reach, balancing the needs of love and family close at hand. Inspired by the real-life woman whose work allowed astronomers to measure the distance of faraway galaxies, Lauren Gunderson's melodious, evocative Silent Skychallenges how we explore our universe by revealing the music of the stars.

Special Events

  • Friday, March 10th: Opening Night Reception following the performance
  • Sunday, March 12th: Talkback with Lindsay Smith, Assistant Curator of Astronomical Photographs at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics
  • Friday, March 17th: Talkback with Dava Sobel, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, and Lindsay Smith, Assistant Curator of Astronomical Photographs at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics, followed by a post-show reception 

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1006 Watertown, MA 02472