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Henrietta Leavitt studies hard on her way to the discovery that helped crack the mystery of the universe’s size


Hey, Atlanta Students of Science and Art!


I think artists and scientists should get together more often. In this case, specifically to see Silent Sky, a play about astronomer Henrietta Leavitt now running in Atlanta at Theatrical Outfit running Thursdays -Sundays through March 8th. See more about the play here: theatricaloutfit.org.

So.  Atlanta area students of the sciences or arts in middle school or high school.

Write a paragraph about why science and art need each other, include a bit about yourself, email it to lauren.gunderson@gmail.com with the date that you could attend of the following dates (March 5-8,Thur-Sat at 7:30pm, Sat-Sun 2:30pm).

 Deadline to apply, February 25th.

I will do my best to get you a ticket if they are still available for the dates you can attend.

And here some inspiration: a great article by Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes for The Washington Post that talks about science and liberal arts needing each other:

“We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.”

And you’ve heard of STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math). But have you heard of STEAM? The A is arts. Check out: stemtosteam.org

And here is a tumblr devoted to the play and it’s science and history: silentskyplay.tumblr.com

Thanks for applying and exploring the universe,


Herietta and Peter, both astronomers, under the stars…