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'Silent Sky'

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Apr 02 - 19 2020
‘Silent Sky’ presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

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.

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900’s, 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.

ADMISSION INFO

Tickets start at $20 for Wednesday performances and select seats.

Discounts are available for groups of ten or more. Contact the box office for details.

Students can purchase rush tickets 1 hour before the performance at the FAC front desk for $15 (Colorado College students receive FREE rush tickets). Tickets subject to availability; must purchase in person; CC students must present a CC Gold Card.

Museum admission: Ticketholders receive free admission to the museum on the day of their ticketed performance. Information about current exhibitions is available online.

Contact: (719) 634-5583

Email: fac@coloradocollege.edu

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Apr 2, 2020 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 3, 2020 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 4, 2020 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 5, 2020 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
  • Apr 8, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Wed)
  • Apr 9, 2020 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 10, 2020 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 11, 2020 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 12, 2020 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
  • Apr 15, 2020 at 07:00 pm (Wed)
  • Apr 16, 2020 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 17, 2020 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 18, 2020 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 19, 2020 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Dates and Times

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

7:30 pm at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

7:30 pm at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Sat, Apr 4, 2020

7:30 pm at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Sun, Apr 5, 2020

2:00 pm at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

7:00 pm at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

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