Written byMichael Toillion
March 22, 2022
Galaxies in Her Eyes: An Opera Conceived for Planetariums
You're invited to witness an opera of galactic proportions: Galaxies in Her Eyes.
You’re invited to the debut performance of Galaxies in Her Eyes, an opera conceived for planetariums, focusing on STEM and chronicling the accomplishments of famous women scientists and their groundbreaking discoveries.
Dr. Benita Bell, DEIA Lead for NASA Astrobiology, lent her voice to the production to offer an inspiring message to close the show, encouraging the audience, specifically young people and those from underrepresented communities to pursue careers in STEM.
Dr. Bell will also give a short presentation after the performance about her own personal career path to becoming a scientist.
The first three performances are on April 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. Reserve your free tickets now!
Galaxies In Her Eyes was conceived by a nationally recognized team of opera professionals for workshop and debut at the High Point University Culp Planetarium. It tells the story of a young girl named Eden in the 1960s who dreams of going to the stars, despite being told women can’t be astronauts. Defiantly, she imaginatively weaves together the stories of Annie Jump Cannon, Katherine Johnson, and Ada Lovelace, whose work will help make that journey possible. Across time and space the women work together to convince her that her innate creativity and determination will help her on her journey. Eden discovers a sisterhood of science which is defined by collaboration, perseverance, a fascination with the unknown – and the importance of doing your math homework!