The Arizona Theatre Company’s latest production, “Silent Sky,” is the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and her astonishing discoveries. It’s a play by Lauren Gunderson, America’s most-produced playwright. It tells the story of Leavitt, who was hired at Harvard University as a “human computer” mapping stars as part of Dr. Edward Pickering’s “harem,” but without any scientific credit. Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons sits down with Silent Sky actress Veronika Duerr, who portrays Leavitt.
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Follow two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world in this fresh take on E.M. Forster’s masterpiece "Howards End." The miniseries airs Sundays at 7 p.m. starting Jan. 12.
There are still parts of our planet yet to be discovered. Explorer and naturalist Steve Backshall pursues incredible journeys and world firsts — unclimbed peaks, unexplored cave systems and uncharted landscapes — setting foot where no human has been before. "Expedition with Steve Backshall" comes to Arizona PBS Wednesdays at 9 p.m. starting Jan. 15.