The Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket's Science Center 
E-Comet Newsletter
Throughout the year, the MMA offers engaging programming for adults and children, conducts and supports critical research, and trains future leaders and educators in the fields of astronomy, the natural sciences, history, and historic preservation.  Thousands of people visit our Aquarium, Natural History Museum, and historic Mitchell House.  Imagine the impact.

This year we published "Nantucket Harbor Research - a Ten Year Summary" of research conducted by the MMA and other island science organizations, laying the groundwork for future research and providing critical information to policy makers.  Imagine the impact.

Just this week, we learned that a researcher, Charley Eisman, who specializes in tiny insects called "leaf miners" discovered well over 100 new species never identified on Nantucket, including some entirely new species not found elsewhere.  And while working with one of our MMA staff.  Imagine the impact. 

In March, the Maria Mitchell Association will once again host the Nantucket Science Festival. Last year over 250 children and parents attended.  This year we are looking for a bigger space.  Imagine the impact. 

But we can't do any of this work without you and your generous support.  As with most non-profits, our programs do not cover our expenses.  We absolutely depend on your support.  And to use the cliché . . . "every dollar counts" . . . is entirely appropriate.   It truly does.  Over 4800 people receive this E-Comet.  Imagine your collective impact. 
Please take a moment and make a donation today. Imagine your IMPACT. 

Thank you,

David Gagnon
Executive Director

Dear AAS Conference attendees,

The Maria Mitchell Association will be hosting a complimentary breakfast on Wednesday, January 6th at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. 
We are excited to announce that NRAO  will be one of the sponsors for this event.
If you are interested in attending, please email
Maria Mitchell's Attic
A blog about Maria Mitchell, the Mitchell's, and daily workings of the Mitchell House.

The MMA is a strong community and we are excited to welcome our newest members and their families:
  Ulrich Lachler, Victor Reed, Ivanka Gudzherova, Victoria Maltby, and Danielle O'Dell
Are you a member?  We have updated our membership program to provide you with even more benefits. 
Join  here and help support MMA programs.

Because members really do have more fun!

Private Events

Want to provide your guests with an unforgettable and unique evening?  Host them at the MMA's Loines Observatory.  Our gorgeous deck overlooks sensational sunsets and at night, the stars glitter like diamonds with a brightness only Nantucket can provide.  An astronomer will be at your service to show your guests majestic planets and star clusters through our world class telescopes.  This location is perfect for cocktail parties, birthday parties, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, and much more! Weather dependent.
For more information, please call Lauren at
508-228-9198 or email: