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April 2019

Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2019 at 12:00pm

MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Create a unique art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys in the Museum’s makerspace. Activity held 4/13 & 4/14. Cost included in museum admission.  

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Intro to Coffee Extraction

April 13 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on April 13, 2019 at 1:00pm

Intelligentsia Coffee Training Room, 818 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
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Free

Up your coffee game! Taste and compare the many ways we affect coffee extraction. Through the manipulation of a few variables, we can affect how much we extract from a particular coffee. We we explore thesevariables and taste our way to proper extraction. During each session, we will brew up the same coffee a few different ways to taste the ways that we can manipulate coffee. Cost: Free. Online registration required. Registration opens March 15. Register here.

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Science Carnival & Robot Zoo

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Free

Launch rockets, operate a robot, make liquid nitrogen ice cream, hold a human brain and much, much more! Everyone is welcome to this FREE event The Science Carnival and Robot Zoo is an annual celebration with over 100 groups offering cool, hands-on activities. Photo credit mneyid.com There's something for everyone, and the opportunity to meet hundreds of scientists and researchers in a really fun environment. Don't miss it! Photo credit mneyid.com It's in and around the Cambridge Public Library, War…

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Intro to Coffee Extraction

April 13 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on April 13, 2019 at 1:00pm

Intelligentsia Coffee Training Room, 818 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
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Free

Up your coffee game! Taste and compare the many ways we affect coffee extraction. Through the manipulation of a few variables, we can affect how much we extract from a particular coffee. We we explore thesevariables and taste our way to proper extraction. During each session, we will brew up the same coffee a few different ways to taste the ways that we can manipulate coffee. Cost: Free. Online registration required. Registration opens March 15. Register here.

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Balinese Gamelan Music

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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$20

Learn to play the bright, percussive gamelan instruments from Bali, Indonesia. Led by experienced instructors from Gamelan Galak Tika at MIT. Open to children grades 2 – 11. No prior musical experience required. Cost: $20. Includes museum admission. To register, click here: https://mitmuseumgamelan.eventbrite.com/

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Drawing Daffodils: Exploring the Botany Behind the Art

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jaimaca Plain
Boston, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Have you ever dissected a flower? Do you know what a corona and a corolla are? Join botanical artists, Join botanical artists, Bobbi Angell and Beverly Duncan, as they lead you in creating pencil sketches of several varieties of daffodils. You will slice the flowers open to examine and draw their reproductive anatomy. The instructors will explain distinguishing features of the beautiful spring flowers and teach basic terminology to add to your understanding of the diverse botanical world. Some pencils…

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Cosmos VR: Exploring the Simulated Universe in Virtual Reality

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

When you think big, you might think of our Solar System, or maybe even our galaxy - but our cosmos is far, far more vast than that. Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, hosts hundreds of billions of stars, enough gas to make billions more, and five times more mass in something mysterious, called Dark Matter. At least trillions - that is millions of millions - of galaxies fill up the visible Universe. Together, they form the structure you see…

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Harvard’s Peabody Museum Tour

April 13 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge USA + Google Map

Take a tour of collection, including Native American artifacts, Maya monuments and more, led by Harvard students. Event held on 4/13, 4/14, 4/20, and 4/21 Cost: Included with museum admission.

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One Whole Step for Man: Songs of Space Travel

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 14, 2019 at 3:00pm

Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave Cambridge + Google Map
Free

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing! Our intergenerational, intergalactic chorus will be presenting a program of twenty songs about the history, challenges, and potential destinations of space exploration. The program includes a slideshow of children's artwork and projected lyrics. For audiences of all ages, entertaining both for those who remember our first steps in space and those who take the International Space Station for granted. Brilliant music, compelling lyrics, scientifically accurate. Event held on 4/13, 4/14 &…

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Observe the Moon Week

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, happening 8 times

New England Sci-Tech, 16 Tech Circle
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us for free public telescope nights during the Cambridge Science Festival to observe the moon each night, from First Quarter through Full, to see how the terminator shadows affect views of craters and mountains. Also, nightly planetarium shows about the moon, the spring skies, and NASA space exploration. Evening maker space activities available, too, pun intended! Cost: Telescope Viewing Free, Planetarium $2, Maker space materials $5-$10. To find out more, visit https://www.nescitech.org/event/cambridge-science-festival-observe-the-moon-week/all/

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