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CANCELED: 'Silent Sky'

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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
CANCELED: ‘Silent Sky’ presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

All performances of this show have been canceled by the Fine Arts Center, but there are plans to reschedule and incorporate the show into next season.

All performances of this show have been canceled by the Fine Arts Center, but there are plans to reschedule and incorporate the show into next season.

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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