Tag: Maria Mitchell Association

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Creative Thinkers Needed for Naming

In continuation of their family-friendly tradition, Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) recently announced their annual naming contest. Last year, a pair of seahorses had the honor of being named (Hide and Seek) by an 8-year-old MMA patron. For this season, the MMA brings to the stage two very different critters: a […]

Summer Camps on Nantucket
Nantucket Events

Summer Fun for Kids

There’s much more for children to do during summer vacation than just go to the beach—several island organizations offer programs to engage your children in activities that are educational and fun.  Here is a sampling of classes and workshops that  kids can attend for a few days or a full […]

Dr. Michael West
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Nantucket’s Newest Star

• by Sarah Teach • Island nonprofit science education and research organization, the Maria Mitchell Association (MMA), has welcomed in Dr. Michael West as their new Director of Astronomy. After a 16-year tenure at the helm of MMA’s astronomy program, Dr. Vladimir Strelnitski retired, leaving astronomical shoes to fill. But […]

Insider Tips

Insider Tips #6

Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket has a new night editor, and he suggested that we devote this week’s Staff Picks and Insider’s Tips to children, moms, and grammas. We’ve known for a while that The Toy Boat, near the end of Straight Wharf, is a favorite for wonderfully crafted toys and creative […]

Sweet Inspirations
Insider Tips

Insider Tips #5

Our Fifth installment of insider tips is an assortment of our staff favorites: Turtle-ing This one is especially great for kids – or kids at heart like us and maybe you, too. Go to the dock at North Head Long Pond with some raw chicken drumsticks. Affix the joint bone […]

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The Intellectual Outdoorsman

The air is balmy and the sun smiles as I find the discrete nook of Nantucket town that is the Vestal Street headquarters of the Maria Mitchell Association. I meander about the premises for a little, drinking in the dreamlike greenness of it all and feeling a bit like Alice […]