Where Are We?
The Answer is in the Stars…
An inspiring and true-life story of Henrietta Leavitt, an astronomer ahead of her time. It is 1900, and Henrietta has the opportunity to work at Harvard University to help map the stars but receives no scientific credit. She is eager to use Harvard’s telescope – the Great Refractor – but is told that she will not be able to access the telescope or do astronomical research. She will only be allowed to log the stars photographed by the men of the department. However, Henrietta will not be dissuaded, and begins the process of recording the changes she identifies in Cepheid stars – a scientific discovery that has profound and lasting impact on the field of astronomy and astrophysics. Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars, and the human touch that makes life under the vast sky beautiful and timeless.
Enjoy these sneak peek photos by Chip Gertzog.
Photos include Amanda Ranowsky as Margaret Leavitt, Chris Persil as Peter Shaw, Lesleyanne Kessler as Annie Jump Cannon and Roxanne Waite as Williamina Fleming. All photos by Chip Gertzog.