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The Loines Observatory.

Maria Mitchell Association's Open Telescope nights

A few clouds is the forecast for tonight and then partly cloudy skies for tomorrow night. With prospect of fairly clear skies with north-northeast winds on...
The moors was one David Glidden's favorite island escapes.

Goodbye, Uncle David.

My father died on Aug. 21, 2014 and it crushed me. On Nov. 2, 2015, my brother, sister and I grudgingly put my mother in the memory unit of an assisted living...
An excavator opens Sesachacha Pond to the ocean on April 12.

Attending Nantucket's annual Town Meeting is an imperative for living on this island. Equally vital to your Nantucket experience is witnessing the biannual...
Osprey nest at the field station.

As you no doubt have heard is recent weeks, Nantucket lost one of its most knowledgeable and beloved biological souls to brighter horizons and will lose...
Carolina wolf spider in the Eastern Moors.

As you no doubt have heard is recent weeks, Nantucket lost one of its most knowledgeable and beloved biological souls to brighter horizons and will lose...
The wet side of Great Point.

The Blue Gloves Brigade (Nantucket Clean Team) opens its 2016 cleaning season on Saturday, March 19 with the massive cooperative cleaning of Coskata, Coatue,...
Head of the Harbor on the morning of March 6, 2015.

On Sunday morning, the dog and I walked east from Pocomo Point toward Wauwinet on what had to have been the calmest, flattest, quietist day up on the Head of...
Fiddler crabs in the Coskata Pond salt marsh.

The Board of Selectmen will continue their conversation on water quality at a workshop on Wednesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. in the community room on the first floor...
Regina Jorgenson at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii with telescopes, the Keck twins (the two round domes) and the Subaru telescope (the cylindrical one), in the background.

If you were on island during the first two weeks of Feburary this year, some of you may have been fortunate enough to accept the Maria Mitchell Association's...
Ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Sarah Oktay!

I lost a close friend the other day. Not to death or irreconcilable differences. The lure of the mainland took her. Actually, the siren call of Colorado...
New England blazing star, a sandplain grasslands species

(This is a re-post of Nantucket Conservation Foundation Science & Stewardship Department Manager Karen C. Beatties' Jan. 25, 2016 post on the Foundation's...
The sun setting over Coatue and Nantucket Harbor.

Come meet her at a special gathering.

As their email says, come meet the new star at the Maria Mitchell Association, Regina Jorgensen, who is new the Director of Astronomy at Maria Mitchell, on...

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