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October 4, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Blank Performing Arts Center
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express her ideas. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for an astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’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 earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and they changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
October 4, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Indianola Public Library
Books, music, and movement add up to fun in this 30-minute storytime.
Ages 3-5 years.
October 4, 2018, 3:20 PM - 5:00 PM @ Indianola Middle School Cafeteria
Indianola Parks & Recreation offers state-of-the-art fun & entertainment after school including video games, homework help, and fun & fitness. After checking in, students will enjoy a snack and then it's time for the fun to begin. Special activities include gaming competitions, Minute to Win It challenges, theme days, craft projets & contests.