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Silent Sky

Silent Sky

"Silent Sky" tells the true story of 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow female researchers - or "computers" - in Harvard University observatory who set the standard still used today for measuring distances in space while discovering thousands of stars. Twenty years before wommen's suffrage, the "computers" pursue their passion for astronomy in a society that limits women's roles while credit for their discoveries are dismissed or claimed by male astronomers.