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“Silent Sky” coming to Whittenberger Planetarium

January 21, 2019

The Whittenberger Planetarium is hosting productions this week of “Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson,” presented by the Scarlet Masque Theatre Club. 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 believed in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Show time is 7:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, January 23-26 and Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly encouraged due to limited seating. Admission is $10/adult and $5/child ages 12-17 and can be purchased at Children under the age of 12 are free.

 The Whittenberger Planetarium is located in Boone Hall on The College of Idaho campus near Jewett Auditorium on the corner of 20th Ave. and Fillmore St. in Caldwell. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time—unclaimed seats will be relinquished to walk-ins five minutes before the program starts. No admittance after the show begins.

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