In This Issue. . .
  • Maria Mitchell's Birthday Celebration
  • Astronomy Research Presentations 
  • 5 Things Worth Sharing
  • Mark Your Calendars – Next 2 Weeks at MMA
  • Reminders
  • Follow Us on Social Media & the "Maria Mitchell's Attic" Blog
  • New Members  
You're Invited...To Maria Mitchell's Birthday Celebration
Come Celebrate on August 1st 
Join us to celebrate Maria Mitchell's 198th birthday on August 1st from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. This is a FREE family, adult, and child-friendly event with live period music, falconry demonstrations, a science expo, and refreshments.

All MMA sites will be open on Vestal Street and the Aquarium on Washington Street.  There will be a free Open Night at Loines Observatory at 9:00 PM on the 1st. Stop by for the party!                                              
Astronomy Intern Research Presentations
WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
7:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE 33 Washington Street Facility

WHAT: Sponsored by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU), the Astronomy Interns will be presenting their summer research projects.

5 Things Worth Sharing
1. Instagram T-shirt GIVEAWAY
Want a free t-shirt?

You could win one through our Instagram giveaway contest. Follow these steps:

1. Follow us on Instagram
2. Like our "T-Shirt Giveaway Post"
3. Tag a friend in the comments section

Winners will be notified via direct message on Instagram. 

2. Members-Only Open Night
Calling all members! On August 9th, we will be holding another Members-Only Open Night! Our Open Nights are held at Loines Observatory (59 Milk Street) at 9pm. Come join our professional astronomers and interns for an impressive tour of the starry sky and telescopic viewing of the planets from our two domes.
Special treats will be served.  
3. Name the Boat
The MMA's new 15' Whaler needs a name! We use the boat for research on scallops, eelgrass, and harbor biodiversity.  Stop by the Aquarium and tell us your most creative name, or Tweet it to us using the hashtag #nametheboat

4. Tour a NOAA Research Vessel
On Wednesday, August 17th, MMA Members will have the chance to tour a NOAA research vessel.  Learn how fish data is collected and gain hands-on experiences using state-of-the-art technology.  The vessel will be open from 2 PM - 4 PM. 

Members can attend this event by emailing Sarah at
5. Astronaut at the Dreamland
The Maria Mitchell Association and the Dreamland Theater will be co-sponsoring NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel on Friday, August 12th at 6:30 PM.  Astronaut Feustel will present a family friendly multimedia presentation about his experience as an astronaut.  Tickets are available here.
Mark Your Calendars: Next 2 Weeks at MMA
Summer Programs and Events

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All Presentations take place at 33 Washington Street 
7:00 PM
Free for Members, $10 for Non-Member s

T hank you to Our Sponsors:
Dr. Heather Goldstone
Wednesday, August 3
“All Climate Is Local: Understanding the Impacts of Global Warming and the U.N. Climate Deal" 

New England is on the front lines of human-caused climate change, with rising seas and more powerful storms eating away at coastlines, changing ocean conditions, and increasingly extreme precipitation events. Massachusetts state law requires both reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and preparation for the unavoidable impacts of global warming. Now, nearly two hundred countries have signed a legally binding pact to address climate change. How do the plans compare? And what are the chances they’ll succeed?

Sarah Brandt
Wednesday, August 10
“High-Tech Learning for Individuals with Special Needs” 
This talk will focus on how a variety of technologies can help students with special needs reach their academic, social, and communicative potential. From communicating with devices controlled with the eyes, to making movies in a green screen lab, this presentation will address the exciting ways that students of all abilities can use technology and media to engage in learning.
Dr. Annette Govindarajan

Wednesday, August 17
“Ecology and Invasion History of the Clinging Jellyfish Gonionemus vertens”

Dr. Annette Govindarajan will review the ecology and invasion history of the Clinging jellyfish Gonionemus vertens. New sightings and associated sting reports suggest a second invasion wave originating from the more toxic western Pacific populations.

 Full Science Speaker Series schedule here.
Take a Ride on "The Starlight Express"
Have you always wanted to come to an Open Night, but didn't know how to get there? Well now there is an easy way!  

Thanks to  The Community Foundation for Nantucket's ReMain Nantucket Fund, the Maria Mitchell Association will be operating a FREE shuttle on Friday nights from downtown Nantucket to Loines Observatory beginning June 17th.

Be Our Friend, Follower, or Fan

Look out for our latest videos highlighting each of our wonderful facilities! These can be found with the hashtag #FacilitySpotlight on Instagram and Facebook 

Maria Mitchell's Attic
A blog about Maria Mitchell, the Mitchell's, and the daily workings of the Mitchell House.

Read here.
Welcome New & Renewing Members!

Elizabeth Dunleavy

Laura Nelms

Angela & Fred Bromenschenkel

Heather & Jeff Smulyan

Matthew & Kristin Dawson

Angus Cochran & Ann Eisenberg

Karen Marisak & Gerard Lynch

Kerin & Jason Hempel

Mary Donohue 

Megan Hodgson & Kathleen MacDonald

Melissa & Keith Meister

Michelle Silver & Doug Burger

Christine & Andrew Youngbloc

Annabell & Gregory Fowlkes

Mary Kate & Tim Rose

Julie & TJ Jubeir

Felimy & Susan Greene

Lisa & Mark Jennings

Becky & Brandon Kelly

Kimberly & John Mezzaoimgua

Adrienne Betz & Robert Oliver

Eric & Lisa Frost

Deborah & Jeffrey Nicholson

Adam & Leslie Hofford

Natasha & Jason Harmon

Gilcelio & Livia Pires

Lacey King & Lauren Enk

Katarzyna Mikolajewska 

Susan & Howard Bloom

Venessa Smith 

Tracy Bakalar & Josh Dinklage

Cara & Tue Nielsen

Leith & David Kinney

Fritz & Bay McClure

Todd Dickinson & Helen Kalevas

Deborah Hoadley 

Andrew Rapkin 

Thom Kelly 


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