The Relativity Series presents science as a thoroughly human endeavor, bringing to life the people and stories behind the research and invention which shapes and changes our world.
When President Kennedy announced that America would send a man to the moon, the job fell to a group of maverick engineers who, until that moment, were the outcasts of the American scientific establishment.
The Ensemble Studio Theatre has partnered with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project to create a platform for new science-themed plays.
A man nervously awaits his wife’s departure to Mars. She was chosen as one of the colonists for the ninth colony on Mars.
One character is a mathematician whose every line is phrased in the language of mathematics and/or astronomy. Often, these are corrections to mathematical metaphors or even unintentional puns in statements made by the Devil.
Galileo Galilei was a brilliant man who lived in dangerous times. He understood that the Earth passed around the sun at a time when others were condemned as heretics for questioning the Ptolemaic view of[…]
His heretical announcement, that both the moon and Jupiter only reflect the sun’s light, is brought to the attention of the church and Galileo is summoned to the Vatican.
In the spring of 1539, the young German mathematician Georg Joachim Rheticus journeyed hundreds of miles to northern Poland to meet the aged, reclusive astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
Comet Hunter is a magical play based on the courageous and moving life of the first recognized woman astronomer in history, Caroline Herschel. Born in 1750 in Hanover, Germany, Caroline followed her brother William, the[…]
The Blue Ball is an imaginative investigation of the experience of space, researched by the playwright among the astronauts themselves.
The adaption is the famous on which was brought to completion by Brecht himself, working with Charles Laughton, who played Galileo in the first two American productions of the play.
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea.