“Silent Sky” at Lambs in Coronado

Lambs Players Theater in Coronado is currently staging a critically acclaimed production of Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky, a play about Henrietta Leavitt and the work of the women “computers” of Harvard Observatory in creating our cataloging system for stars.

“Astonishing discoveries await Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. Finalist for the Jane Chambers Award 2013” (source).

The play runs through May 28. Get tickets here: Silent Sky at Lambs!

*For those under 35 years of age, Lambs has a program that offers any ticket at half price. Join the Under 35 Club.

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“How Radio Telescopes Show Us Unseen Galaxies” (TED)

TED.com just published a short talk given in October of last year at TEDxPerth by Astronomer Natasha Hurley-Walker about a large radio telescope array she works at Murchison Radio Astronomy Observatory in the Western Australian desert. This may be of particular interest to Prof. Kardel’s Astronomy 100 students, who recently started learning about the light spectrum and various types of telescopes.