Events and Things to do in Reno, Nevada
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May 3 at 7:30 pm - May 19 at 4:00 pm PDT$8 – $20
When Henrietta Leavitt begins works at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900’s, 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 has no time for women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of early 20th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a women’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 early complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
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Performances are 5/3, 5/4, 5/9, 5/10, 5/11, 5/16, 5/17, and 5/18 at 7:30 pm, and 5/5, 5/12, and 5/19 at 2 pm.
To purchase tickets go to: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3575046 or call 775-525-3074.
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