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Author behind new 'Hidden Figures' movie at Morehead this week

Posted November 8

Courtesy: Morehead Planetarium

New York Times best-selling author Margot Lee Shetterly will be at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center this week to talk about her book, "Hidden Figures," which is soon to be a major motion picture.

The book chronicles the black female mathematicians who helped the United States win the space race. The movie opens in January and I'm thrilled that it's rated PG so I can take my kids. It stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

Morehead staff tell me that the event with Shetterly on Thursday is family friendly. She'll be discussing achievements, sometimes unknown, by women and African-Americans in science and technology.

Tickets are $15. The keynote event begins at 7 p.m. in Morehead’s theater. Shetterly will sign copies of “Hidden Figures” following her talk.

Morehead, which is in Chapel Hill, will also debuting a related new exhibit that evening, “Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History.” Guests can see the exhibit before or after the keynote.

The event's registration page has more information.

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