February 18 - February 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
At Harvard University in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Cecilia Payne, Annie Jump Cannon, and the group of women known as the “Harvard Computers” overcame prejudice, denigration, and opposition to change the course of modern astronomy and developed revolutionary systems to chart and measure stars that remain in use today. Their battles for recognition, respect, and equality are still being fought by women in the 21st century.
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7pm
Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 2pm- with special Q&A with astronomer Phoebe Heretz
Phoebe Heretz is a returning student studying Physics & Astronomy at SUNY New Paltz. She is an undergraduate research assistant on a global team of protoplanetary disk researchers called JDISC (or DSHARP-MIRI), that is expecting their first James Webb Space Telescope data in early 2023. Phoebe is a passionate science communicator who leads observatory nights on the SUNY New Paltz campus, runs planetarium shows, and more! She hopes to pursue a PhD in observational research astrophysics when she completes her degree at SUNY in 2024. Her first degree is in songwriting, and she still participates in the local Hudson Valley music scene.
Friday, February 24, 2023 at 7pm
Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 4pm and 7pm
Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 2pm
Cost $35 Adults; $30 Seniors/Students