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Brattle Cambridge Science Festival Film Series: Contact!

April 14 - April 16
Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

In celebration of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival, the Brattle is pleased to present a brief program of films in which the aliens actually do ‘come in peace.’ The series runs opening weekend, Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 16

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Free

Solar Light Installation by Materials & Methods

April 14 - April 23
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Visit the dynamic outdoor light installation by Materials & Methods suspended above the front lawn of Cambridge City Hall, created for Cambridge Science Festival! Full details here.   

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5:00 pm
Free

Sci-Art Reception

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LabCentral, 700 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Sci-Art Reception

Science is more than chemical reactions and microscopy. Join us to explore the artistic side of science! View science-influenced artwork from the talented artists and scientists at Tufts University. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Can’t make the opening? Art remains on display in LabCentral’s Gallery 1832 through the week during business hours, check in at the front desk to enter the gallery. Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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7:00 pm
Free

The Catalytic Mentor / Protégé Relationship

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Join Central Square Theater before the April 14 performance of Paradise for a special conversation: mentors and protégés talk about how their experiences shaped and are shaping their lives and careers.   Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve

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7:30 pm

Are We Alone? Exploring the Possibility of other Intelligent Life in the Universe

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Cambridge Science Festival

View the Are We Alone page for complete event information! What are our chances of making contact with intelligent aliens? In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake wrote his eponymous equation to help answer this question. Today, with the help of new discoveries of earth-like planets and a wealth of other scientific findings, we re-visit one of the most basic questions humanity has ever asked itself: Are We Alone? Guest of Honor: Frank Drake, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz, and member of the Board of Trustees of the SETI Institute. Co-Chairs: John Durant, Director of The MIT Museum and Founder of the Cambridge Science Festival Chris Impey, Associate Dean, College of Science, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona Key Speakers: Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dimitar Sasselov, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University, and Director of... Read More

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8:00 pm
$15 - $46

Paradise

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Paradise performances happen 10 times
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA 02139 United States

Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager in the Bronx, meets with her teacher Dr. Royston, a mysterious scientist forced to teach high school biology. If she salvages her perfect score, she can claim her independence: pursue her passion for science while honoring her cultural traditions. An unlikely, inspired partnership is created, investigating adolescent romantic love. Clashes arise out of their conflicts over religion, science, and mentorship as both teacher’s and student’s lives are transformed forever. World premiere of a new play from Laura Maria Censabella, directed by Shana Gozansky, produced by Underground Railway Theater. A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production. Additional performances throughout the week. Cost: $15-$46, Tickets at www.centralsquaretheater.org or 617-576-9278. 25% off tickets with code FESTIVAL

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9:00 pm
Free

Sidewalk Astronomy

April 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join Astronomers and amatuer astronomy buffs from greater Boston to view Jupiter, double stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies.  Location: The Plaza outside of Harvard Science Center, near the corner of Oxford and Kirkland and adjacent to Harvard Yard. This is part of Cambridge Science Festival's opening night celebration. Don't miss Are We Alone? Exploring the Possibility of other Intelligent Life in the Universe, at Harvard's Sanders Theater from 7:30-9:30.  Mingle with the event's speakers and guests while star gazing. It's sure to be a stellar evening! Stargazing is weather dependant. Check online for weather-related cancellation. Hosted by Boston Astronomy.

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