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April 2018

Sci-Art Exhibit from Tufts Postdoctoral Association

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 20, 2018

Gallery 1832 @ Lab Central, Osborne St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Free

Come join us for a week-long exhibit exploring the artistic side of science! Organized by Tufts Postdoctoral Association and hosted by Lab Central. Science is more than just chemical reactions and microscopy. It can be truly beautiful, and art and design can inform science. We will display science-influenced artwork from local artists and scientists. The artists will also be on hand to discuss their work during the opening reception. Visit the exhibit at LabCentral during open hours, April 13-20, 2018…

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Spit for Science and Nose Pick for Progress: The Human Microbiome Comes Alive at Forsyth

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 15, 2018

The Forsyth Institute, 1 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge, Cambridge MA United States
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Free

Join Forsyth microbiologists to learn about the bacteria that live on your body. Over 700 types of "bugs" are found in human mouths! Attendees will have a chance to take bacteria from their mouth and nose and see their own microbiome. Forsyth will also showcase its one-of-a kind technique that creates high-resolution maps of bacterial forests. Finally, by nose picking for progress, attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to what could become the world's largest database of nasal bacteria!

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Meet the Authors: OH Ick! 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out! 

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Coop at Kendall, 325 Main St
Cambridge, MA United States
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Free

Come explore slimy "ick-speriments" from the book, OH Ick! 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out!  Pop in anytime from 2-4 PM to meet hilarious authors Joy Masoff and Jessica Garrett. Special hands-on science show for kids at 3 PM! Where: MIT Coop at Kendall Square Bookstore  When: Friday, April 13.  2-4 PM Free, Drop-In.

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Opening Night: The Continuing Education of Eugene Mirman

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard University Science Center, 1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Kick off the 12th annual Cambridge Science Festival with a fantastic night of science comedy! Tickets The Continuing Education of Eugene Mirman is an exciting, brand new show from Pretty Good Friends. Eugene Mirman is an endlessly curious comedian who has come a long way since his 2.1 high school GPA. Join him on his mission, that he often derails, to learn more about science. In The Continuing Education of Eugene Mirman, MIT professor Rebecca Saxe joins Eugene on stage to…

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Astronomy After Hours Season Kick Off

April 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 20, 2018

Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park
Garage Roof, Boston USA
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Free

Kick off the 2018 season of Astronomy After Hours at the Museum of Science! On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. 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. Weather permitting. Fridays, April 13 and April 20.

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Spit for Science and Nose Pick for Progress: The Human Microbiome Comes Alive at Forsyth

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 15, 2018

The Forsyth Institute, 1 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge, Cambridge MA United States
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Free

Join Forsyth microbiologists to learn about the bacteria that live on your body. Over 700 types of "bugs" are found in human mouths! Attendees will have a chance to take bacteria from their mouth and nose and see their own microbiome. Forsyth will also showcase its one-of-a kind technique that creates high-resolution maps of bacterial forests. Finally, by nose picking for progress, attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to what could become the world's largest database of nasal bacteria!

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Boston Marathon Days

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Boston USA + Google Map
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Do you like to run? Know someone who likes to run? Or do you just like to learn about the science behind endurance running and training? Come visit us and learn more about what it takes to train for a long distance race like the Boston Marathon®. Enjoy interpretations with museum staff and volunteers, guest speakers, and of course all the human biology related exhibits in our permanent exhibit Hall of Human Life.

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Walk on the Wildside

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Walk on the Wildside – 2 hour walk at Alewife Reservation to learn about the wildlife and city storm water wetland. David Brown, noted Boston-area wildlife specialist familiar with the area, will lead a Wildlife Tracking Walk at the  Alewife Reservation. Brown is the author of the newly released The Next Step:  Interpreting Animal Tracks, Trails and Sign. Meet across the street from the Alewife MBTA stop Passenger Pick Up at the Alewife T entry bridge.  

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Magic of Chemistry Workshop with MIT SWE

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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$12

Oh no! A wizard accidentally turned himself into a cow, and needs your help in making a potion to turn him back. Try to get the recipe right, but be careful—mixing two liquids can have unusual effects! Join MIT’s Society of Women Engineers to explore the magic of chemistry and engineering. This workshop is for girls ages 10 - 12. $12 (includes Museum admission). Pre-registration required.

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Creative Kinetic Sculptures

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until April 15, 2018

MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Included with Museum Admission

Explore the interface of art and engineering by creating a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys. 30-minute sessions available with on-site sign-up. Included with Museum Admission

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