Tag: MMA

Photo By Tom Griswold
Island Science

Magic of Dark Skies

My first summer on Nantucket, in 1998 as a Maria Mitchell Association intern, was a magical experience for many reasons. Not the least of which was my first time to the beach at night. I will never forget the excitement of riding my bike in the dark with the other interns to catch a glimpse of the Perseid Meteor Shower one August summer night. Before I even saw one shooting star, I remember the awe-inspiring moment of looking up and seeing a sky full of bright twinkly stars. In a place like Nantucket, on this tiny island in the sea, the sky seems to go on forever into the ocean. Forget the sunsets that people “oooh and awe” about. The night sky of Nantucket is where the real show is!

Apollo 11 | Nantucket, MA
Island Science, Nantucket Events

Honoring the Moon Landing

This Saturday, July 20, 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, and the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is commemorating it with a variety of events and related exhibits. The MMA is kicking off the week of the Moon Landing with the Annual Red Tie Soirée […]

maria mitchell | Nantucket, MA
Island Science

The Fate of The Universe

by Catherine Macallister If you ever find yourself out on Surfside Beach on a clear night, look up and gaze at the star-filled sky. Above you in band that reaches across the night sky, you’ll see the Milky Way. Take a moment to be thankful to be in a place […]

Release Day | Nantucket, MA
Island Science, Nantucket Events

This Saturday Is Release Day

This Saturday, September 1, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will hold its annual animal “Release Day” from 10 am to 1 pm at the MMA Aquarium located at 28 Washington Street. Admission is free and the public is invited to this event. This free event attracts hundreds of children […]