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    Upcoming Virtual Open Nights with the Nantucket

    Maria Mitchell Association


    Nantucket, MA – As part of our Nantucket Science Festival, we are excited to offer three FREE Virtual Open Nights this month. The first will be in English on Sunday, March 14th from 8-9PM. The second will be in Spanish on Thursday, March 18th from 8-9PM, followed by the third session in English from 9-10PM.

    During the Science Festival Open Nights, you can join our professional astronomers for an impressive tour of Nantucket’s night sky through a live-streamed telescope. Our astronomers will focus on deep sky objects, including star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. In case of inclement weather, our astronomers will still hold the Virtual Open Night and use non-live images to explore the night sky. All three Open Nights will feature the same objects.

    The first Virtual Open Night in English will take place on Sunday, March 14, from
    8-9PM. Register for this event here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mpO8iPELQTyCsj4IrJNBsw

    The Spanish Language Virtual Open Night will take place on Thursday, March 18, from
    8-9PM. Register for this event here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pbqIfyP2TJie9CA0L1AYvQ

    Another Virtual Open Night in English will take place on Thursday, March 18, from 9-10PM
    immediately following the Spanish program. Register for this event here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d2hp29idSXiVrW5fpxINlg

    The 7th Annual Nantucket Science Festival will take place from March 13 – March 20. Join the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) and the Nantucket Community School (NCS) for a week-long celebration of all things STEAM, including take-home activity kits, online science demonstrations, video contests, and more. For more information on the Nantucket Science Festival, please visit https://www.mariamitchell.org/nantucket-science-festival.

    These Virtual Open Nights are organized by the Maria Mitchell Association, a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a research center, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages.

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