Event

Silent Sky | Feb 15-24
Lipscomb University
Fri, Feb 15 7:30 pm


When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth. February 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30pm; February 17 and 24 at 2:30pm in Shamblin Theatre.
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Sun, Feb 17 3:00 pm
Ryman Auditorium
Sun, Feb 17 7:30 pm
3rd and Lindsley
Sun, Feb 17 8:00 pm
The Basement East
Mon, Feb 18 7:30 pm
The Factory at Franklin
Tue, Feb 19 6:00 pm
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Tue, Feb 19 7:30 pm
American Legion Post 82
Tue, Feb 19 8:00 pm
The Basement
Tue, Feb 19 8:00 pm