Silent Sky Performance Ends Day at Street Fair




TJC's Cultural Arts District hosts a Street Fair from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the TJC campus. This includes art and dance workshops and performances throughout the day as well as vendors and food trucks, a fun and entertaining event for the whole family.  ‚Äč

At 7 p.m. in the Planetarium, the Center for Earth & Space Science Education hosts a performance of Silent Sky. This is a unique opportunity to see TJC's talented theater students perform under the immersive environment of the planetarium's domed theater. Following the performance, telescopes are available outside for night sky viewing (weather permitting).

Silent Sky is a play about Henrietta Leavitt who 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. Tickets to the Silent Sky performance are free and may be reserved at http://sciencecenter.tjc.edu/event/320164854f34f1acbf0cb79e7bbc136b.

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