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Pop Up Science | Nantucket, MA

Be Surprised by Science

They say the world is your classroom, so let the island of Nantucket feed your brain all summer long. Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Nantucket Community Foundation’s ReMain Nantucket Fund, the Maria Mitchell Association is sending a Pop Up Science cart around the island all summer …

Settled In and Stirring Things Up

by Jack Fritsch David Gagnon is an exuberant fellow with a quick smile and a delighted laugh, but you soon notice there is a sincere focus (or singlemindedness?) just under the surface. This is a man who gets things done… and enjoys every minute of it. He first came to …

Snapping Turtle | Nantucket, MA

Animals on the Move

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation As we start to get outside in the warm spring weather, we may be noticing more signs of the wildlife around us: a few deer tracks here, some rabbit scat there, a tent caterpillar tent …

Loines Observatory | Nantucket, MA

Nighttime Wonders

The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA), Nantucket’s Science Center, has announced Open Nights at the Loines Observatory for the upcoming fall season. There will be two open nights each month starting Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Open Nights in October will be Monday, October …

Maria Mitchell Association | Nantucket, MA

Release Day for Marine Life Sept. 2

The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA), Nantucket’s Science Center, will hold its annual animal “Release Day” this Saturday, September 2 from 10 am to 1 pm at the MMA Aquarium located at 28 Washington Street, Nantucket. Admission is free and the public is invited to this event. This free event …

Astronomical Show on Nantucket

by Sanibel Chai The total solar eclipse occuring this Monday, August 21 is particularly rare because it is the first time the path of totality exclusively crosses the continental United States from coast to coast in nearly a century—the last time was on June 8, 1918. It is also the …