Silent Sky – HEART Rep @ Sammamish Valley Grange (Woodinville)
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Hjalmer Anderson
Henrietta Leavitt changed astronomy forever, before women were even allowed to vote.
When Leavitt moved to Massachusetts to work at the Harvard Observatory, she was told the Great Refractor was reserved for the men only. Drawn to understand the stars and fierce in her conviction, Leavitt used the data she had, the photographic plates of the observations, and pioneered a new way to observe patterns in the images over time.
Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s relentless sense of inquiry, the weight of a world working against her, and the very human constellation surrounding her heart.
Location: Sammamish Valley Grange (14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville)
Tickets ($25) here.