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April 2017
$8 - $11

Brattle Cambridge Science Festival Film Series: Contact!

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

Sci-Art Reception

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

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$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
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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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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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Free

Everybody Loves Science

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Everett Mills Event Space, 15 Union St.
Lawrence, MA 01840 United States
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Everybody Loves Science

Join Science Club for Girls and YDO for an exciting interactive showcase of work from innovative youth leaders and scientists in the Lawrence community. Explore hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities demonstrated by our youth, scientists in the field and other community groups. Activities include exploding volcanoes, robots, sound wave demonstrations, chemistry, computer coding and so much more! Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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Free

Central MA Science Festival

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster, 365 Lindell Ave.
Leominster, MA 01453 United States
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Cambridge Science Festival

Join us for a hands-on, multifaceted exploration of STEAM for all ages. Explore a wide range of STEAM-related activities including demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops. Get a close-up look at honeybees in our observation hive, build with LEGOs, learn about electricity and robotics, play in the augmented reality sandbox, pan for gold, explore the night sky, physics of archery and so much more! Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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Free

Hacking Harvard Open Data to Fight Crime, Save Energy and Improve Student Life

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harvard University Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, 5 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Cambridge Science Festival

The Harvard Open Data Project is a student-faculty team dedicated to opening and analyzing Harvard data by mapping police logs, tracking food waste, logging Harvard building energy consumption and more. We will discuss our journey in gathering data, analyzing it, and producing apps, visualizations and policies to improve our community and student life. Cost: Free. Pre-registration required at http://bit.ly/HarvardOpenData

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Science Carnival & Robot Zoo

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Field House and Cambridge Public Library, Broadway and Ellery Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The Science Carnival and Robot Zoo is a family-friendly expo with more than 100 ways to explore, build, learn and -- most importantly -- have fun! Please see the Science Carnival and Robot Zoo page for more information!  

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Scratch in the Idea Hub

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Scratch in the Idea Hub

Design your own simple video game or animation using the block-based programming language Scratch. Cost: Included with Museum admission.  Drop-in.

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Free

Tour Mass General’s Ether Dome and Russell Museum (at capacity)

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street
Boston , MA 02114 United States
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Update: All tours are at capacity Did you know that you can stand on the very site of the first successful public demonstration of anesthesia? Our tour begins in Mass General’s Ether Dome, the hospital’s 19th-century surgical amphitheater (and home to one Egyptian mummy). You’ll proceed to the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, where you can learn about the hospital’s more than two centuries of history and about present-day innovation, from targeted cancer therapies to immune tolerance of transplanted organs. Cost: Free. Ages 13+. All MGH tours and events are full. Please join us for other events!

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$15 - $46

Paradise

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Paradise performances happen 10 times
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA 02139 United States
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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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Free

Both/And – A Quantum Physics Play

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Both/And - A Quantum Physics Play

Join us for the premiere of an inventive one-act play by Patrick Gabridge. Part comedy, part poetry, and all inquiry into a major scientific experiment taking place right now, “Both/And” seeks to understand basic tenets of quantum physics. “Both/And” is a project of Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, the science-theater partnership between Central Square Theater and MIT. Cost: Free.

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Free

Women in Science: Engaging More Young Women

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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  Join us before the April 15 performance of Paradise for a special conversation: women in science share personal experiences, strategies, and visions for the future. Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve

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$15 - $46

Paradise

April 15 @ 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
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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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Free

Free Admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Explore 12,000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast research collections -- dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, and animals from around the globe. See hundreds of animals including giraffe, elephant, armadillo, platypus, giant whale skeletons & more. Get close to the Kronosaurus, a 42-foot-long marine reptile, and amazing gemstones and minerals including a 1,642 lb. amethyst geode, and visit the world-famous exhibit of ‘Glass Flowers.’ Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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Free Admission to Harvard’s Peabody Museum

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Explore the varied beauty and craftsmanship of war objects drawn from cultures around the world in Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures. From maces, clubs, daggers and spears, to shields, helmets and entire suits of armor, this exhibition offers museum-goers more than 150 examples of weapons that are also extraordinary works of art. See 19th-century warrior art by Plains Indians in Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West. Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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$5 - $15

MITxMake

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
MIT Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center, 120 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MITxMake

MITxMake is MIT’s student-led makerfest celebrating maker culture. We connect, educate and entertain attendees with a showcase of innovation, creativity and technology from MIT students, regional makers and tech companies. Join us for a one-day event to check out maker projects from MIT and all over Boston, tour real MIT makerspaces, join an electronics workshop and build a drone, hear from makerspaces from all over the world, and listen to MIT makers discuss their work and the future of creativity. Cost: $15/Adult, $5/Child, $5/with MIT ID. Purchase advance tickets at www.mitxmake.com or drop-in. Direct link to tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mitxmake-2017-tickets-32194331111

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Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub

Explore the interface of art and engineering. Create a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages and pulleys. Cost: Included with Museum admission. Drop-in.

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$15 - $46

Paradise

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Paradise performances happen 10 times
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA 02139 United States
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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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Tony Smith in Red: The Science of Choosing the Right Paint for Outdoor Sculpture

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
MIT Rogers Building (Building 7), 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Tony Smith in Red: The Science of Choosing the Right Paint for Outdoor Sculpture

Join List Visual Arts Center and Rika Smith McNally, Conservator, for a discussion about the science of choosing the right paint for outdoor sculpture. Learn behind-the-scenes information about conserving public art works through a close look at Tony Smith's For Marjorie. Currently the Director of Art Conservation for the Cambridge Arts Council, Rika Smith McNally has conserved a number of outdoor sculptures on the MIT campus. Meet in front of the Rogers Building for this outdoor walking and standing discussion. Cost: Free. Pre-registration requested at listart.mit.edu/events-programs

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Free

Reality Show: Stalking the Musical Brain

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Reality Show: Stalking the Musical Brain

Why do we respond so strongly to music? Have you heard of the Wekinator? Join MIT neuroscientists, musicians and composers on a journey to explore what happens to our brains in the presence of music. Boston’s premiere music ensemble Dinosaur Annex presents brand new works by MIT’s Charles Shadle, Italian composer/researcher Michele Zaccagnini, and MIT student composers. Hear MIT neuroscientist Joshua McDermott tell us about his recent trail-blazing work that discovered brain pathways that respond just to music. Cost: Free.

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Marine Science Center Tidepooling and Tour

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northeastern University Marine Science Center, 430 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA 01908 United States
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Marine Science Center Tidepooling and Tour

This event is now at capacity.  The Northeastern University Marine Science Center, located in Nahant, is Northeastern's North Shore hub for marine and environmental research, higher education, and outreach. Join us for an opportunity to tour the facility, learn about research, meet our touch tank critters, and explore the tidepools on our pristine rocky shore. Dress for the weather, as most of the program will be outdoors, and wear shoes or boots with a good grip that can get wet. Limited to 50 participants. Cost: Free. This event is full.

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Free

Around the World and Back in Time with Trees

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Around the World and Back in Time with Trees

Trees from Great Britain, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, as well as a few with relatives dating back to the time of dinosaurs will be included in this walking tour. Limited to 40 participants. Cost: Free. This event is full. To be added to the waitlist visit mountauburn.org/around-the-world/

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Free

Boston Bridges Tour

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Museum of Science Front Plaza, 1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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Boston Bridges Tour

Learn about Boston's technological history, as well as its history in general, on this tour of Boston's bridges led by bridge and tunnel engineer Reed Brockman. The tour begins at the Museum of Science and covers the old Charles River Dam structure, the elevated Green Line viaduct, the North Bank Pedestrian Bridge, the North Station Draw Bridges, the Zakim Bridge and surrounding Central Artery structures, and for the die-hards, will continue on along the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Harborwalk to talk about the Tip O'Neill Tunnel and the Fort Point Channel bridges. On Thursday, we will do the tour in reverse. Wear comfortable shoes, and feel free to drop off at any time! Cost: Free. Rain or shine, but may be shortened in poor weather.

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Free

An Introduction to Medical Simulation: Teens 16+ & Adults (at capacity)

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Russell Museum at Massachusetts General Hospital, 2 North Grove Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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An Introduction to Medical Simulation

Update: All MGH events (Medical Simulation and Ether Dome tours) are at capacity. Learn how realistic robot simulators are transforming training in the health professions. In a hands-on demonstration by the MGH Learning Laboratory, participants will be introduced to a medical mannequin. Also, guided by an MGH orthopedic surgeon, participants will learn to locate and retrieve tiny objects from inside a knee model, using surgical instruments and a scope. Cost: Free. Sessions are by age. This event takes place on Monday, April 17 and Friday, April 21 11am: Children 7 - 10 and their caregivers (full) 12:30pm: Children 11 - 15 and their caregivers (full) 2 pm:  Teens 16+ and Adults (full)

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Free

New Perspectives: Lightning, Climate Change & Other Exciting Scientific Challenges

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Building E51, 70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
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New Perspectives: Thunder, Lightning and Climate Change

Come and learn about thundercloud electrification, huge natural accelerators operated just above our heads, global electrical circuits, terrestrial climate, atmosphere and its changes, weather in outer space, and sun flares and how they drive weather.  This panel discussion will feature world-renowned cosmic ray scientist Ashot Chilingarian from Armenia along with local experts. Cost: Free. Building E51, room 315 on MIT's campus, or 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge 02142. 

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$10

The New American Chestnut

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Much work has gone into attempting to bring back the American chestnut tree, decimated by the exotic chestnut blight fungus beginning in the late 1800s. William A. Powell will speak about transgenic research that has produced a tree that is 99.999% American chestnut as well as possibilities for reviving a species once ubiquitous in eastern North American forests. William A. Powell, Director, Council on Biotechnology in Forestry, SUNY, and Co-Director, New York State American Chestnut Research and Restoration Program   Cost: $10; Free for students. Pre-registration requested here    

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Free

Astronomy on Tap at Phoenix Landing

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Phoenix Landing, 512 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Astronomy on Tap

Come explore the mysteries of the Universe over a beer. Expect short talks, awe-inspiring visuals, interactions with local astronomers and astronomy-themed games with prizes! More information can be found at facebook.com/aotboston closer to Festival time. Cost: Free. Ages 21+. Cash Bar.  

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Free

University of Geneva presents: The Superconductivity Show! (Daytime)

April 18 - April 20
swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
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For this year's Cambridge Science Festival, on April 18, 19, and 20, Arnaud Dubreuil and Jean Etesse from the University of Geneva’s Physiscope team will be at swissnex Boston, performing an hour long show on superconductivity, featuring two very impressive properties of superconductors: levitation and pinning effect. Nowadays superconductivity is a very active research field, with applications in medicine, energy, transportation and telecommunication. Despite the fact that superconductor materials have to be cooled down to very low temperatures, superconductivity is present in everyday life and its applications are increasing. The University of Geneva is highly involved in research on superconductors and quantum materials, with a very strong orientation to industry and knowledge and technology transfer. Participants will test and experience superconductivity's properties, using small magnetic levitation kits and will feel how strong they are. These effects allow many applications, such as transportation without friction, which is very energy efficient; and…

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Chain Reaction FUNstruction

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Chain Reaction FUNstruction

Create a unique chain reaction contraption with physical items such as ramps, string, tape, and motors (provided). Visitors will work in teams to design and build a part of a contraption with the aim of connecting all the links together to create a large chain reaction contraption! Cost: Included with Museum admission.

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Citizen Science on the Harbor!

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
New England Aquarium, Harborside Learning Lab, 1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Citizen Science on the Harbor!

Update - This event is at capacity. Please join another Festival event! Turn your smartphone photos into citizen science! Discover and document what is living in Boston Harbor just off the docks of the New England Aquarium. We will upload our observations to a network of citizen science data with the iNaturalist app. We suggest downloading the iNaturalist app and creating a login before the class, which is best suited for those 8 and older. Dress for the weather.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Included with admission. Pre-registration required at neaq.org/cambridgescience

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MIT Museum Revealed: Gestural Engineering Tour

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MIT Museum Revealed: Gestural Engineering Tour

Join MIT Museum’s Director of Programs, Brindha Muniappan, to explore the work of kinetic artist Arthur Ganson, whose moving sculptures are among the most beloved features of the MIT Museum. Limited to 25 participants. Cost: Included with Museum admission. Ages 13+. Tickets available starting one half hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Free

Statistical Pitfalls & Challenges: Communicating Scientific Research to the Public

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Broad Institute, 415 Main St.
Cambridge , MA 02142 United States
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Statistical Pitfalls & Challenges: Communicating Scientific Research to the Public

This two-part session for early career researchers will address some of the difficulties of communicating statistics in research to the public. First, Professor Rebecca Goldin will share common misconceptions that journalists have about statistics and numbers. Next, a panel of experts will share examples of the best and worst of what they see, and top tips for getting it right from bench to broadcast. Cost: Free. Please pre-register here.

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Free

Materials Lab Workshop: Data Visualization

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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How can we look at museum data? In this workshop, Jeff Steward, director of the Division of Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technology (DIET), and Gavi Levy Haskell, technology fellow in DIET, will show you how you can use the Harvard Art Museums’ collections data in your own projects. Steward and Levy Haskell will introduce participants to museum data by exploring the museums’ Application Programming Interface (API). The API provides direct access to JSON-formatted data that powers the website and many other aspects of the museums. They will also demonstrate how to use the API and show some creative data visualizations. Bring your own laptop to experiment and test ideas! No prior experience required. Cost: Free, Registration is required. To register, email am_visitorservices@harvard.edu or stop by the museums’ admissions desk. Space is limited to 15 participants. The event will be held in the Materials Lab, Lower Level.

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Free

Ask Me About (Updated)

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Updated: This event will be 4 - 5:30pm at Central Square only! MIT post docs and students will be out on the street to talk about their student projects and cutting edge research in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Stop by with your questions! CityDays is hosted by the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center as part of the Institute’s Together In Service Initiative. Cost: Free. Drop-in  4:00pm - 5:30pm Locations: Central Square at Mass Ave. & Colombia

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Free

Science Pint Night

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bill’s Bar and Lounge, 5 Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Science Pint Night

Join the Boston Post-Doctoral Association for a fun night of cutting edge science, beer and friends! We'll be hosting researchers from some of the most famous universities in the Boston area who will be discussing their work on curing disease, climate change and computer science! Cost: Free. Ages 21+. Cash bar. Pre-registration required at bpdapint2017.eventbrite.com

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Free

Numbers in the News

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Broad Institute, 415 Main St.
Cambridge , MA 02142 United States
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Numbers in the News

News accounts and news pundits are filled with numbers and implicit advice. They also tell a story. In contexts as diverse as criminal courts, opinion surveys and our personal health, statistics are playing a larger and larger role. Rebecca Goldin will share humorous and serious stories about statistical bloopers in the media, peppered with insights about how we reason without statistics. Cost: Free. Please pre-register here.  

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$40

Science of Cocktails: Hacks for the Home Bartender

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hawthorne, 500 A Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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From the perfect pop of citrus to crystal clear ice cubes, MIT alumni Jared Sadoian and Meg Krench are armed with the scientific secrets to help you throw a top-notch cocktail party at home. But don’t take our word for it - we’ll show you the data! Limited to 20 participants. Cost: $40. Ages 21+. Pre-registration required

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Free

The Genius of Birds

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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UPDATE: This event is at capacity. Please enjoy other Festival events!   Acclaimed science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman shares stories about her travels and cutting-edge research on the newly discovered brilliance of birds. Learn how birds craft and use tools, solve complex problems, sing in regional accents, make sophisticated navigational decisions, demonstrate astonishing feats of memory, deceive one another, give gifts and even kiss to console. In collaboration with Papercuts JP. Cost: Free. RSVP required; this event is full.

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Free

NOVA’s CaféSci Boston presents “Science Storytelling 101”

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall St.
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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NOVA’s CaféSci Boston presents “Science Storytelling 101”

Are you an aspiring science communicator? A storyteller? Or are you just a huge fan of NOVA? Join us for a conversation with the hosts of two of NOVA’s YouTube series! Hear from GROSS SCIENCE’s Anna Rothschild and WHAT THE PHSYICS?!’s Dr. Gregory Kestin as they discuss the ingredients for making weird and strange stories about science into engaging, educational and accurate videos. Cost: Free. Pre-registration required at bit.ly/SciStory101

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Free

Is It Real or Fake?

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Is It Real or Fake?

Do you, too, struggle to tell fact from fiction? Or are you reveling in the humorous side of the fake news “epidemic”? Join WBUR reporter Jack Lepiarz in a conversation with Ethan Zuckerman, Director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, Melissa Zimdars, Assistant Professor of Communication at Merrimack College, and Rob May, CEO of Talla, who will discuss where fake news comes from, how it spreads and how to identify it. Find out if our panelists can bluff you in an on-site fake news game show! Cost: Free. Doors open at 6:30. Seating for 125 and limited standing room available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Free

Volpe Talks: Transportation Ideas Worth Sharing

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Volpe Talks: Transportation Ideas Worth Sharing

For over 40 years, Volpe, the National Transportation Systems Center, has helped the transportation community navigate its most challenging problems. Come and hear a series of short, live talks direct from Volpe team members working on emerging transportation issues such as maritime security, nonmotorized transportation, or planning for climate change. The talks will conclude with a tour of the Volpe Simulators (how to drive a train, fly a plane) showcasing how Volpe is advancing transportation innovation for the public good. Limited seating capacity. Cost: Free. Pre-registration required at volpetalks2017.eventbrite.com

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$100

Projection Mapping Workshop with Materials & Methods

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Materials & Methods Studio, 334 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Projection Mapping Workshop with Materials & Methods

Learn 3D projection mapping with Boston based new-media digital artist Sam "Samo" Okerstrom-Lang, sponsored by Materials & Methods. Samo has been a featured artist at both ILLUMINUS festivals and has created stunning projection installations and creative content for Materials & Methods over the past two years. While no prior experience is required, experience in animation or video-editing software is highly recommended. You must bring your own computer to participate. All necessary software will be provided. This is a 2 day workshop, 6 hours each day with a 1 hour lunch break, Wednesday April 19 & Friday April 21. Participants commit to the entire workshop.  Limited to 10 participants. Cost: $100 registration fee. Ages 18+. Pre-registration required

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The Next Frontier: Virtual & Artificial Reality Day

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The Next Frontier: Virtual & Artificial Reality Day

The next generation of gaming is all about immersion. Spend the day connecting with researchers, game developers and engineers as they showcase what’s next in virtual and augmented reality. Test out applications from the VR community at MIT, Harmonix, VT MAK and many more! Cost: Included with Museum admission. Drop-in.

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Free

Tour Mass General’s Ether Dome and Russell Museum (at capacity)

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street
Boston , MA 02114 United States
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Update: All tours are at capacity Did you know that you can stand on the very site of the first successful public demonstration of anesthesia? Our tour begins in Mass General’s Ether Dome, the hospital’s 19th-century surgical amphitheater (and home to one Egyptian mummy). You’ll proceed to the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, where you can learn about the hospital’s more than two centuries of history and about present-day innovation, from targeted cancer therapies to immune tolerance of transplanted organs. Cost: Free. Ages 13+. All MGH tours and events are full. Please join us for other events!

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MIT Museum Revealed: Holography Tour

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MIT Museum Revealed: Holography Tour

Join Museum Studio Manager and light artist Seth Riskin on a tour to explore the magic and technology of holograms, many of which are part of the largest and most comprehensive in the world! Limited to 25 participants Cost: Included with Museum admission. Ages 13+. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Free

Free Admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Explore 12,000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast research collections -- dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, and animals from around the globe. See hundreds of animals including giraffe, elephant, armadillo, platypus, giant whale skeletons & more. Get close to the Kronosaurus, a 42-foot-long marine reptile, and amazing gemstones and minerals including a 1,642 lb. amethyst geode, and visit the world-famous exhibit of ‘Glass Flowers.’ Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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Free Admission to Harvard’s Peabody Museum

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Explore the varied beauty and craftsmanship of war objects drawn from cultures around the world in Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures. From maces, clubs, daggers and spears, to shields, helmets and entire suits of armor, this exhibition offers museum-goers more than 150 examples of weapons that are also extraordinary works of art. See 19th-century warrior art by Plains Indians in Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West. Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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Free

Science Trivia Challenge

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Broad Institute, 415 Main St.
Cambridge , MA 02142 United States
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Science Trivia Challenge

Join us for a lively team trivia quiz that will test your knowledge of science from a variety of fields ranging from biology, chemistry and physics to ecology and the history of science. Enter a team to compete on stage, or come and participate as an audience member and support your favorite team. Winning teams will enjoy a meal with one of MIT's own Nobel Laureates! Contestants are restricted to middle and high school students. Registration is required only for participating youth teams. To learn more or to register your team please visit web.mit.edu/trivia Cost: Free. Teams must pre-register at web.mit.edu/trivia

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Free Circuit Hacking Night & Tour

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler St.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Free Circuit Hacking Night & Tour

Update: This Event is full. Please join another Festival program! Come play with electronics at Artisan’s Asylum! Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced hacker, there will be something for you at Circuit Hacking Night. This one night the electronics & robotics lab will be open for FREE — there will be a free introductory soldering lesson, experienced hackers and engineers around to answer all your questions and more. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on if you have them! Join us for a special tour of our facility featuring current robotics, science and innovation projects by our members. Cost: Free. Pre-registration required. This event is at capacity - Join a future program, more info here

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$35

Art & Science of Beer with Gique and Guinness

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
K2 Cafe, 520 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Gique's Art & Science of Beer Event is an annual event hosted during the Cambridge Science Festival which allows 21+ folks to celebrate their love for the art and science of beer! This event will include scheduled, private tastings of a range of Guinness beer samples while learning about how it's made from Guinness Brewery Ambassador and Certified Cicerone, Michael Reardon. After your tasting, you'll be able to hang out with other giques, learn about the art and design of craft beer bottles and cans, and enjoy delicious food and drinks from K2 Cafe. RSVP: Get your ticket today! $35, Tasting samples included. 21+ Government-issued ID required.  

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Free

University of Geneva presents: The Superconductivity Show

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
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On April 19, Arnaud Dubreuil and Jean Etesse from the University of Geneva’s Physiscope team will be at swissnex Boston to show two very impressive properties of superconductors: levitation and the pinning effect. Nowadays superconductivity is a very active research field, with applications in medicine, energy, transportation and telecommunication. Despite the fact that superconductor materials have to be cooled down to very low temperatures, superconductivity is present in everyday life and its applications are increasing. The University of Geneva is highly involved in research on superconductors and quantum materials, with a very strong orientation to industry and knowledge and technology transfer. Participants will test and experience superconductivity's properties, using small magnetic levitation kits and will feel how strong they are. These effects allow many applications, such as transportation without friction, which is very energy efficient; and energy storage. The flywheel presented during the show demonstrates that we’re already able to…

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Dialogue & Collaborative Exploration

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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MIT, Building 56, Room 154, Access Via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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Dialogue & Collaborative Exploration

Go online to experience a reflection, writing and dialogue process in which you address your current concerns about scientific and social change. It is always interesting to see how thinking evolves during an hour using the five-phase format. Two sessions. More information and session topics: bit.ly/DialogueProcess Cost: Free. Technical Preparation: bit.ly/hangoutbrief

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$15 - $46

Paradise

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Paradise performances happen 10 times
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA 02139 United States
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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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Dialogue & Collaborative Exploration

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

MIT, Building 56, Room 154, Access Via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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Dialogue & Collaborative Exploration

Go online to experience a reflection, writing and dialogue process in which you address your current concerns about scientific and social change. It is always interesting to see how thinking evolves during an hour using the five-phase format. Two sessions. More information and session topics: bit.ly/DialogueProcess Cost: Free. Technical Preparation: bit.ly/hangoutbrief

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Data Sculptures in the Idea Hub

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Data Sculptures in the Idea Hub

Build unique physical representations as you explore interesting ways to visualize and tell stories with data. Cost: Included with Museum admission. Drop-in.

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Free

Something’s Looking Fishy Here: Why We Use Zebrafish to Study Human Disease

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Harvard University, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, 7 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Something’s Looking Fishy Here: Why We Use Zebrafish to Study Human Disease

Curious how a fish could help us find a cure for cancer? See for yourself. Come meet the scientists from Dr. Leonard Zon’s lab and find out what the 150,000 specimens housed in one of the largest zebrafish facilities in the northeast can teach us about cancer, blood diseases, and potential medications and drug therapies. Look at translucent zebrafish embryos under the microscope and see how researchers are using genetically engineered fish to answer biomedical questions. Details: Two sessions, one started at 10:00am and the second starting at 11:00am, limited to 25 people per session. Cost: Free RSVP to hannah_robbins@harvard.edu  

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Putt-ing Cancer in its Place

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Court behind MIT Koch Institute, 500 Main St.
Cambridge , MA 02142 United States
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Putt-ing Cancer in its Place

Take a swing at one of humanity’s biggest biomedical challenges and learn about the ins and outs of studying cancer. Can you navigate the extracellular matrix or target your nanoparticle to double eagle a tumor? This pop-up mini golf course features hazards like circulating tumor cells, immune checkpoints and signaling cascades. Created by scientists and engineers from MIT’s cancer research community, this action-packed course is educational fun for the “hole” family. Join us on the green for putting, prizes and more. This event is supported in part by Blueprint Medicines. Cost: Free. Drop-in. Rain Date: Friday, April 21.

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Free

Visual Perception Workshop

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15-109
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Visual Perception Workshop

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center for an investigation of shapes, colors and materials. Consider their optical qualities to create a perceptual experience. This hands-on workshop will provide the opportunity to experiment with materials and engage in activities that challenge visual perception. Cost: Free. All ages. Drop-in.

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Free

Boston Bridges Tour

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Boston Bridges Tour

Learn about Boston's technological history, as well as its history in general on this tour of Boston's bridges led by bridge and tunnel engineer Reed Brockman. The tour begins at the BSA Space and covers the Fort Point Channel bridges (Summer Street, Congress Street, Seaport Boulevard and the Northern Avenue Bridge), and for the die-hards will continue along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, discussing several Central Artery structures as we proceed towards the Zakim Bridge, the North Station draw bridges, the North Bank Bridge and many others. See Monday event for the tour in reverse. Wear comfortable shoes, and feel free to drop off at any time! Cost: Free. Will happen rain or shine, but may be shortened.

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Free

Become a Crime Scene Services Technician

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Police Department Community Room, 125 6th street
Cambridge, MA 02141
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Curious to know what goes on within a Crime Scene Services Unit? Here’s your opportunity to find out. Join the talented Crime Scene Service specialists with the Cambridge Police Department as they demonstrate  how they process major crime scenes and collect evidence. Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the myths and realities involved in processing a crime scene, understand how to handle fingerprints, walk through the steps to package and ultimately analyze key evidence, and test some of the Crime Scene tools and technology. Cost: Free. Drop-in. Cambridge Police Department, 125 6th Street, 1st Floor Community Room (enter main lobby and enter first room on left)

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Free

Make & Mix Music with Mmmmaven

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mmmmaven, 614 Massachusetts Ave. #203
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Make & Mix Music with Mmmmaven

Advances in technology have made the world of music production more accessible than ever! Drop by our studios for the chance to lay down some beats and find out what it takes to create a great sounding track. Our instructors will be on hand to answer questions and walk you through the basic functions of Ableton Live 9 software. You will also have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of production equipment, including Ableton’s Push controller. Cost: Free. Open house. RSVP at bit.ly/make-mix

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MIT Museum Revealed: Tourneboeuf’s Images of South Africa

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MIT Museum Revealed: Tourneboeuf’s Images of South Africa

Take a tour with Architecture & Design Curator, Gary Van Zante, to explore landscapes captured by photographer Patric Tourneboeuf that highlight the impact of diamond mining on South African cities. Limited to 25 participants. Cost: Included with Museum admission. Ages 13+. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Free

A Hidden Treasure: Arnold Arboretum Herbarium of Cultivated Plants

April 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Participants in this special indoor tour will take a look at the historic Arnold Arboretum collection and find out how and why an herbarium is assembled. Suitable for adults, registration is limited. Cost: Free. Pre-registration required at bit.ly/ArboretumCollection

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Free

Research Rumble: Battle of the Science Stars

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Research Rumble: Battle of the Science Stars

One of the biggest challenges that researchers and scientists face is communicating their research and its potential impact to audiences like donors, investors, the media and the public. Join us at an interactive competition hosted by the Mass General and Brigham Research Institutes giving six Boston biomedical researchers a chance to present their work and receive feedback from a panel of expert communicators. Hear first hand about some of the latest cutting-edge science and learn from the best at this lively competition. Cost: Free. Pre-registration required at bit.ly/ResearchRumble

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Rare Spirits with Shire

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shire, 650 E. Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
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Did you know that today, you likely interacted with someone with a rare disease? One in 20 people are living with a rare disease, which equates to roughly 350 million people worldwide. Currently, there are 7,000 known rare diseases, of which only 5% have treatment options.* At Shire, we are passionate about closing this gap and creating therapies for these underserved populations. Come join us and learn about the importance of “rare” and how common “rare” really is. We will be sharing insights about the unique people we serve across our core therapeutic areas while serving food and beverages to help raise awareness of the opportunity to champion these patients and their families. Cost: Free . RSVP at bit.ly/2oZrbwH Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases. We strive to develop best-in-class medicines, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core…

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The BioMedia Lab Exhibition

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MassArt, 621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join the BioMedia Lab at MassArt for a multi-media exhibition of biology focused, interactive art. Participate in live animal life drawing and other activities on site! The location of the exhibition will be in the BioMedia Lab in the Design and Media Center (DMC) in room 009 in the basement. Cost: Free. Drop-in. More info: @BioMedia_Lab on twitter

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Ocean Evolution Today: The Impact of Human Activities on the Ecology and Evolution of Marine Organisms

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Science Center, Hall D, 1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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Human activities are causing changes in the ocean that could influence the evolution of its organisms. In this panel discussion, three marine scientists with expertise in chemistry, microbiology, geology, marine conservation, and the use of remotely operated vehicles to study deep-sea organisms will discuss the impact of human activity on ocean and coastal ecosystems and answer questions about actions both individuals and organizations can take to support the health of the ocean. Hosted by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture. Full details here. Cost: Free.

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Science by the Pint Presents: A Panel Discussion on Genetic Engineering

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aeronaut Brewing Co., 14 Tyler St.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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The advent of genetic engineering marks one of the most significant advances in biological science of the last century. How are researchers implementing genetic tools to answer fundamental biological questions? What medical applications of gene editing are on the horizon? Spend an evening with Science by the Pint to hear a panel of Boston-area researchers discuss the present and future of genetic engineering, geared toward a general audience. Following the panel, grab a beer and chat with the panelists, as well as grad students and postdocs conducting cutting edge research. Our panelists for the night include: George Church, Harvard Johnny Kung, pgEd group Wilson Wong, BU George Annas, BU Daniel Polley, Massachusetts Eye & Ear/Harvard Cost: Free, Cash Bar. Ages 21+

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Staying Safe & Secure Online

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library, Community Room, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Cambridge Science Festival

The Internet presents a world of promise and innovation but hold risks untold for the everyday computer user. Malware, ransomware and surveillance lurk in every corner of the Internet. Data breaches and financial fraud are now an unfortunate daily occurrence. We will explore the risks of the digital realm from apps, to social media, email and more. Learn real world tools and techniques to minimize your risks, protect your privacy and identity, and shield your financial health – all while getting the most out of your digital tools. From Evolutionary IT. Cost: Free

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Tipping the Scales on Climate Change: Covering and Communicating an Unthinkably Big Problem

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Broad Institute, 415 Main St.
Cambridge , MA 02142 United States
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In its physical, political, and ethical dimensions, the climate change problem is mind-boggling — and perhaps more complex than any other humanity has ever faced. Join the Knight Science Journalism Program and Undark Magazine for a short film and panel discussion aimed at bringing the problem down to size.   Please see the event page for full details. Panelists include Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney; Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication; climate activist Nicole Hernandez Hammer; and former Obama climate policy adviser Bina Venkataraman. Moderated by climate journalist Andrew C. Revkin. Cost: Free

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Free

Sharks in Our Backyard: The Resurgence of Sand Tiger Sharks in New England

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theater, 1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Sharks in Our Backyard: The Resurgence of Sand Tiger Sharks in New England

Despite their scary appearance, sand tiger sharks are docile ocean animals that pose no real threat to humans. Although it has a rich history in New England, this species declined due to threats like overfishing, and was rarely observed in our region during recent decades. However, a significant number of juvenile sand tigers returned to local waters in the last five to 10 years. Come learn about the biology, conservation, and fascinating resurgence of this species in our own backyard. Cost: Free. Pre-registration recommended at www.neaq.org/learn/lectures/

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$15 - $46

Paradise

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Paradise performances happen 10 times
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA 02139 United States
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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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$100

Projection Mapping Workshop with Materials & Methods

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Materials & Methods Studio, 334 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Projection Mapping Workshop with Materials & Methods

Learn 3D projection mapping with Boston based new-media digital artist Sam "Samo" Okerstrom-Lang, sponsored by Materials & Methods. Samo has been a featured artist at both ILLUMINUS festivals and has created stunning projection installations and creative content for Materials & Methods over the past two years. While no prior experience is required, experience in animation or video-editing software is highly recommended. You must bring your own computer to participate. All necessary software will be provided. This is a 2 day workshop, 6 hours each day with a 1 hour lunch break, Wednesday April 19 & Friday April 21. Participants commit to the entire workshop.  Limited to 10 participants. Cost: $100 registration fee. Ages 18+. Pre-registration required

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Celebrating the Earth

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Join scientists from MIT, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Harvard/MIT Center for Chemical Innovation and more to learn about their efforts to better understand our planet. See the latest advances in oceanographic research, learn about alternative energy options, talk to individuals working in the field and dive into some hands-on nautical explorations! Cost: Included with Museum admission. Drop-in.

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Free

How the Internet Works & Tour Akamai’s Network Operations Command Center

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Akamai Technologies, 150 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Akamai delivers a large percentage of the world’s web traffic every day on behalf of a range of popular web and media sites. Come learn how the Internet works, and how Akamai makes the Internet faster and more reliable. Three sessions are offered: 11am, 1pm & 3:00pm.  Each session lasts approximately 2 hours. Each session has two parts: How the Internet Works - Ever wonder what the Internet is, and how it works? In this hands-on activity, learn what happens between when you enter an address in your web browser and when the website loads. Tour the Akamai Network Operations Command Center (NOCC)! - Learn how Akamai makes your experience using the Internet faster while touring the Network Operations Command Center (NOCC) at the Akamai world headquarters. Limited to 20 attendees per session. If there are open slots for any session, on-site registration is possible, but not guaranteed. Cost: Free. Pre-registration strongly…

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MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics Tour

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics Tour

Dive into our exhibit halls with Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collections. Learn about MIT's numerous connections to autonomous underwater vehicle development and nature-inspired robotics. Limited to 25 participants. Cost: Included with Museum admission. Ages 13+. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Free

An Introduction to Medical Simulation: Teens 16+ & Adults (at capacity)

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Russell Museum at Massachusetts General Hospital, 2 North Grove Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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An Introduction to Medical Simulation

Update: All MGH events (Medical Simulation and Ether Dome tours) are at capacity. Learn how realistic robot simulators are transforming training in the health professions. In a hands-on demonstration by the MGH Learning Laboratory, participants will be introduced to a medical mannequin. Also, guided by an MGH orthopedic surgeon, participants will learn to locate and retrieve tiny objects from inside a knee model, using surgical instruments and a scope. Cost: Free. Sessions are by age. This event takes place on Monday, April 17 and Friday, April 21 11am: Children 7 - 10 and their caregivers (full) 12:30pm: Children 11 - 15 and their caregivers (full) 2 pm:  Teens 16+ and Adults (full)

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Advocate for Science!

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT Building 10, Room 105, 33 Massachusettes Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Advocate for Science!

Science thrives when people’s voices are heard. The more people that tell Congress that they support science, the better. You may find yourself thinking: I want to help but what should I do to advocate? Is it really going to make a difference? Join us to understand why we need to stand up for research, learn the ways you can get involved and make a difference to the future of science. Cost: Free

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$10 - $30

Exploring Career Options in STEM: Speed Networking

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Picower Institute, Building 46, Third Floor Atrium, 43 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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If you are an entry-level scientist or a mid-career professional looking to explore career options, then this event is for you! Mingle with accomplished scientists from a variety of industries. During 12 minute rounds, attendees will chat with a variety of different STEM professionals to learn about their experiences while enjoying a catered dinner. Bring business cards and leave resumes at home; this is not a career fair! Cost: $10-$30, Early Bird Special until April 14th. Pre-registration required at bit.ly/Speed-Networking

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Free

Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie Film Screening & Reception

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Broad Institute, 415 Main St.
Cambridge , MA 02142 United States
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Celebrate science on the green carpet with a film screening & dessert reception! The event features the microdocumentary series Storied Women, highlighting historic accomplishments of women at MIT, along with the local debut screening of the living history film Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie (40 mins). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and an “edible astronomy” reception featuring Stellar Desserts.  About The Film: Two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity, including her discovery of the elements Polonium and Radium, but few understand the obstacles she faced just to get into the laboratory. Masterfully portrayed by acclaimed living history scholar & playwright Susan Marie Frontczak, Humanity Needs Dreamers explores the tenacity of the human spirit and the enduring allure of scientific discovery. Panelists include: Meg Rosenburg, PhD, Scientist, Historian & Filmmaker, Storied Women  Anna Frebel, PhD, Astronomer and Professor of Physics, MIT & Creator of Stellar Desserts Jen Myronuk, Producer & Director, Humanity…

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Music and the Bilingual Brain

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fitzgerald Theater, Cambridge Rindge & Latin, 459 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Project LENS is a Boston-based performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and other topics. The group’s diverse studies and passion for classical music have inspired them to start a conversation about the way music relates to topics as eclectic as evolution, law and birdsong. For this event, Project LENS will join Harvard Professor Gigi Luk to explore how the cognitive effects of bilingualism might relate to the benefits of learning music “as another language.” Hosted by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture. View full details here. Cost: Free  

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$15 - $46

Paradise

April 21 @ 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
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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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Free

Astronomy After Hours

April 21 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gilliland Observatory, MOS Parking Garage Roof, 1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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Astronomy After Hours

Gilliland Observatory, MOS Parking Garage Roof - Every Friday! Weather permitting: On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon and other astronomical phenomena. Also, check out the inside of our Observatory and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. For more details and weather updates, call the hotline, 617-589-0267. Cost: Free

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Exhibition opens: All the World is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Exhibition opens: All the World is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology

In a beautifully restored gallery, see an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Together they trace the early history of the museum’s collections and the birth of American anthropology. Enter the world of a late 19th-century museum and be transported into the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition where Frederic Putnam, the second Peabody Museum director, and the Peabody presented their anthropological vision and collections to a wider world. Cost: Included with Museum Admission. Drop-In.

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Free

Sustainable Cambridge

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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How much bicycle power does it take to turn on a light bulb?  How knowledgeable are YOU on how to get around town without taking a car? Stop by our sustainability event to learn all about sustainability and what YOU can do to make Cambridge an even more sustainable community.  Jump on a bike to power light bulbs, take our quizzes about getting around town and energy efficiency, and leave with lots of information for actions you can take at home. Please note, this event is in Joan Lorenz Park outside of the Main Library. Library location below is for ease of finding the event.

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MIT ESI Earth Day Celebration

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kresge Oval, 48 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Get outside and celebrate Earth Day with MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative! Learn about the environment and how we impact our planet through hands-on, interactive activities for all ages. Experience climate change through virtual reality, make and take a terrarium, build a material-efficient tower or a plant-monitoring app, make a smoothie on a blender bike, erode a landscape, touch marine critters, and much more! Drop by, have some fun, and appreciate the earth!

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$2 - $15

Bringing Horticulture into your Home

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr.
Boylston, MA 01505 United States
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Bringing Horticulture into your Home

Join us for a full day of workshops and demonstrations that educate and encourage people to integrate plants into their homes and lives, even without a yard! Workshops, pop up demonstrations and booths will focus on DIY projects, growing food and other skills related to home and apartment gardening, including youth garden demonstrations, seed planting, repotting violets, herb tastings and more. Cost: $2-$15 entrance fee . Drop-in. Some classes require pre-registration at www.towerhillbg.org

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Free

Visual Perception Workshop

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15-109
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Visual Perception Workshop

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center for an investigation of shapes, colors and materials. Consider their optical qualities to create a perceptual experience. This hands-on workshop will provide the opportunity to experiment with materials and engage in activities that challenge visual perception. Cost: Free. All ages. Drop-in.

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Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub

Explore the interface of art and engineering by creating a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages and pulleys. Cost: Included with Museum admission. Drop-in.

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Free

Tour Mass General’s Ether Dome and Russell Museum (at capacity)

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street
Boston , MA 02114 United States
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Update: All tours are at capacity Did you know that you can stand on the very site of the first successful public demonstration of anesthesia? Our tour begins in Mass General’s Ether Dome, the hospital’s 19th-century surgical amphitheater (and home to one Egyptian mummy). You’ll proceed to the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, where you can learn about the hospital’s more than two centuries of history and about present-day innovation, from targeted cancer therapies to immune tolerance of transplanted organs. Cost: Free. Ages 13+. All MGH tours and events are full. Please join us for other events!

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$15 - $46

Paradise

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Paradise performances happen 10 times
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA 02139 United States
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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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Free

Storytelling Event – What Have You Risked For Love?

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Join us after the April 22nd performance of Paradise for a special event. Moderated by writer and psychologist Robin Abrahams, three storytellers share stories of love and risk - the subject under investigation from a neurological point of view by the young protagonist in Paradise. Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve.

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$20 - $25

How to Make a Superhero

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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How to Make a Superhero

  Have you ever wondered what goes into becoming a superhero? What is a super suit made out of, and how hard is it to maintain a secret identity? Join us for a evening of conversations and presentations with super researchers who know a bit about the gadgets, materials, and psyche of superheroes. Advance tickets available online for $20 until noon on 4/22. Tickets will be available at the door for $25. Presentations by: Psychic VR turns Mediators into Superheroes Judith Amores Fernandez - PhD Candidate, Fluid Interfaces Group, Media Lab, MIT CRISPR: Supertool for Genome Editing Omar Abudayyeh & Jonathan Gootenberg - Feng Zhang Lab, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT Spiderman's Spidersilk Zhao Qin - Research Scientist, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT Ethics and Moral Dilemmas of Superheroes Christopher Robichaud - Lecturer, Ethics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government The Adventures of Ms. Meta:…

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$15 - $46

Paradise

April 22 @ 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
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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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Free

Free Admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Explore 12,000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast research collections -- dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, and animals from around the globe. See hundreds of animals including giraffe, elephant, armadillo, platypus, giant whale skeletons & more. Get close to the Kronosaurus, a 42-foot-long marine reptile, and amazing gemstones and minerals including a 1,642 lb. amethyst geode, and visit the world-famous exhibit of ‘Glass Flowers.’ Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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Free Admission to Harvard’s Peabody Museum

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Explore the varied beauty and craftsmanship of war objects drawn from cultures around the world in Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures. From maces, clubs, daggers and spears, to shields, helmets and entire suits of armor, this exhibition offers museum-goers more than 150 examples of weapons that are also extraordinary works of art. See 19th-century warrior art by Plains Indians in Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West. Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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Bug Blitz: Discovering Insect Biodiversity in the City

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Bug Blitz: Discovering Insect Biodiversity in the City

Be a citizen scientist - discover the amazing insects of Cambridge! Join science faculty from Lesley University to kickstart a long-term collaboration with Mount Auburn Cemetery to map biodiversity within the historic cemetery and its urban wildlife habitat. Help us test out our citizen science-based methodology while discovering beneficial insects that act as pollinators, decomposers and ecosystem engineers. Cost: Free. Pre-registration suggested in case of weather-related cancellation bit.ly/bugblitz

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Pond Life Exploration @ Fresh Pond Reservation

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Black’s Nook at Fresh Pond Reservation, 650 Concord Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Learn all about the amazing diversity of plants and critters that make their home in and around the water at Fresh Pond! Cost: Free. Drop-In.

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Community Sculpture Race

April 23 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Danehy Park, Sherman St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Meet at Danehy Park at 10:45am. Teens, artists and everyday inventors will race their whimsical wheeled contraptions half a mile around Cambridge's olympic soccer field followed by an exhibition of works and drawings until 2 PM. There will be a number of sculpture building workshops in the months leading up to the event. Please see the website for details and information: www.sculptureracing.org/danehy. Submit racing sculptures entries by April 11 to sculptureracing@gmail.com. Cost: Free. Pictured:  2016 "Aesop's Fabulous Flying Machine" by Maud Morgan Arts with Mitch Ryerson

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Cambridge Explores the Universe

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Cambridge Explores the Universe

Become an astronomer for a day! Enjoy exploration stations that include hands-on activities, telescope tours, ask an astronomer booths and solar observing. Find out the latest discoveries about the sun, exoplanets, and black holes and take your own telescope images using our robotic telescopes. Go on a virtual tour of space using the World Wide Telescope visualization lab. It's out of this world! Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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3D Printing and Design in the Idea Hub

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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3D Printing and Design in the Idea Hub

Learn how to design in three dimensions using Tinkercad and explore how 3-D printers can turn digital models into reality. Cost: Included with Museum admission. Drop-in.

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Free

Soil Science with Drumlin Farm!

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 S Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773 United States
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Soil Science with Drumlin Farm!

Come join the Drumlin Farm staff to investigate the importance of soil quality on an organic farm! Discover the interplay of soil, wild and human, in regard to sustainable agriculture. We’ll take soil samples at locations across the farm, measure organic matter, learn about compost, and plant some seeds for the summer growing season. Join us for a free program that includes free admission to our sanctuary! Cost: Free. Pre-registration required, email escudder@massaudubon.org

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$15 - $46

Paradise

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Paradise performances happen 10 times
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA 02139 United States
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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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Science Murals with ART+BIO Collaborative

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Science Murals with ART+BIO Collaborative

ART+BIO Collaborative collaborates with Cambridge Science Festival to create iconic science murals in Cambridge that illustrate biological research and study organisms. Come see our latest project and hear from the artists and scientists involved. Cost: Free

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Science of Brewing

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aeronaut Brewing Co., 14 Tyler St.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Science of Brewing

Come to Aeronaut Labs, where we'll be demonstrating brewing science, from yeast growth to extracting sugars from grain. Lab tours, too! Cost: Free. Cash bar for 21+. Drop-in.

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MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team Tour

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT Building N51-154, 265 Massachusetts Ave.,
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team Tour

The MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team is a student group at MIT, dedicated to designing, building and racing solar-powered electric vehicles. We’re currently manufacturing our car to be raced in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. Members will explain what we do and lead a tour of our shop, where you can see our work and ask questions! Cost: Free. Drop-in.

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You’re the Expert Live at the Cambridge Science Festival

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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You're the Expert is a live show, podcast, and new public radio program on 90.9 WBUR, Boston's NPR station. The radio show uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day. You won't want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping. You're the Expert is hosted by Chris Duffy and produced by Pretty Good Friends. Cost: Free for members of the MIT community, $20 for others. Tickets are on sale now! Click here This event sponsored by The de Florez Fund for Humor            

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Immigration – Through the Lens of the First Generation

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Join us after the April 23 performance of Paradise for a one-off event. Special guests compare their personal experiences with those of the young scientist in Paradise. Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve

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$5 - $23

BAHFest MIT

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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BAHFest is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect scientific theory. Our brave speakers present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together determine who takes home the coveted BAHFest trophy. And eternal glory, of course. BAHFest returns in to MIT on Sunday, April 23rd at Kresge Auditorium. Show begins at 7PM. Host: Ben Lillie Keynote Speaker: Marc Abrahams Judges: Jodi Beggs, Sarah Hird and Robert Gooding-Townsend For more information visit BAHFest   Tickets are on sale now! Get yours here.    

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