Wednesday January 29 at 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm at the Mendenhall Valley Public
The play is the story of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt.
The year is 1900 and the world abounds with curiosity about what lies beyond the clouds. When Henrietta is given the opportunity to work at the Harvard Observatory mapping the stars, she leaves home to follow her dreams of scientific exploration. But when she arrives, she learns that she won’t even be allowed to use Harvard’s telescope – the Great Refractor. Henrietta, however, will not be dissuaded as she embarks on a journey of discovery that has a profound and lasting impact on the field of astronomy
Visit their website to learn more and purchase tickets. If your budget it tight, There are several discount performances.
There are also photos on theatre's Facebook page.
The board highly recommends this play. At the theatre, there are various displays including astrophotography by Dave Hanson.
Silent Sky Performance with pre-show talk& Community Conversation
If you attending play, you may attend a pre show talk at 3:00 pm. It is shorter version of presentation listed above. Held in black box room next to lobby.
About 6 pm there will be a free Community Conversation. Rosemary and Dave will participate.
Monday, January 27, 5 pm to 7 pm at TMHS
The STEM Coalition’s Annual free event for K-5 Families
This year they are partnering with the Juneau School District’s Artful Teaching program to offer an evening focused on STEAM with two special 30-min arts presentations for families.
Visit their website to learn more: https://juneaustem.org/
The planetarium will have two tables in a classroom with some hands on activities and some free astronomy items to take home..
Often night sky books
are written for latitudes in the lower 48. What can you see here with
your naked eye? What more opens up with binoculars or telescopes?
Marc is the Aerospace Education Officer, Civil Air patrol, SE Alaska Squadron.
Before retirement, he was the president and founder of FlightScience, LLC , an aerospace consulting company, for 17 years