"Silent Sky" is a heartwarming and joyful account of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an era when women lacked the right to vote.
Hired at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, Henrietta can't touch a telescope or voice original ideas. Instead, she joins a group of women "computers," mapping stars for a renowned astronomer. This true story explores the challenges faced by women in a time of scientific breakthroughs when their contributions often went unnoticed until men claimed them. Henrietta Leavitt's work not only revolutionized our understanding of the heavens but also challenged societal norms. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25. 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. www.aclassictheatre.org