Unsung Stars Benefit at the Adler Planetarium
Friday, March 19, 2010
We were thrilled to debut Unsung Stars at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium – a milestone for Moving Dock Theatre Company.
The debut of Unsung Stars, our new theatrical presentation highlighting the break-through contributions to astronomy by Henrietta Leavitt and her women colleagues at Harvard College Observatory during the 30th anniversary celebration of National Women’s History Month, whose 2010 theme is “Writing Women Back into History,” was a great success. It was a fitting launch for further productions of this motivating, educational, and entertaining theatrical project.
Alan Lightman (“Einstein’s Dreams”) begins the evening setting the stage with remarks about the state of astronomy when Henrietta Leavitt began her work.
The Moving Dock Theatre Company gratefully acknowledges the Adler Planetarium in hosting this production.
Panel discussion followed the performance with Alan Lightman, Moving Dock’s Dawn Arnold, and Adler Astronomer, Michael Smutko. (Photos By Cat Conrad)