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  • Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association's Biggest Event of the Season: The Stargazer Gala

    Join the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) on August 4, 2022 for its annual fundraiser, The Stargazer Gala. Hosted at a private home overlooking Nantucket Sound, this not-to-be missed event showcases the beautiful land, sky, and sea of Nantucket Island. Joanna Roche, The Maria Mitchell Association’s Executive Director says, “We look forward to hosting the island community and sharing the vision for our future, and are grateful for the work of our Gala Committee and the generous support of our donors.” The Stargazer Gala will include food by Island Kitchen, dancing to the music of The Sultans, an auction, fun games, touch tanks, and stargazing with the MMA’s Director of Astronomy, Dr. Regina Jorgenson. Tickets are $495 per person and are available online at mariamitchell.org or by calling the MMA at 508-228-9198.
    All proceeds from the Stargazer Gala support the MMA’s mission to create opportunities for all to develop a life-long passion for science through education, research, and first-hand exploration of the sky, land, and sea of Nantucket Island. Support enables the MMA to continue serving 18,000 learners of all ages each year, cultivating generations of scientists and environmental stewards who will shape our future.
    The MMA would like to thank its wonderful Gala Co-Chairs, Carolyn Holt and Cheryl Woodford, our Event Committee, and our generous Stargazer Gala sponsors and host committee for making this event possible.

    The Maria Mitchell Association is 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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