Thursday, January 19, 2012

Weird Science

It's no wonder that the Boston area is full of great science events and museums, what with MIT and other great learning institutions here. But science isn't just for the college set. Take advantage of these events going on, free and open to the public.

Free Night at the MIT Museum Second Friday 5-8:00PM

MIT's Museum is, I think, the best non-art museum in Boston. The second Friday evening of every month, you get to check it out for free. The next one in February will also feature Spacewar! turns 50 with free games and a lecture about the development of this ground breaking video game in 1961 at MIT.

Professors walk you through the night sky using binoculars and telescopes. Weather permitting, so call ahead!

Telescope Night at the Museum of Science This Friday 8PM (every Friday March - November)

This week the Museum of Science invites you to bring your own telescope and get free tips on using it. You'll also get a chance to check out the stars from the grand-daddy of all telescopes - the Gilliland Observatory.

MIT Henge 1/28-1/30 4:50PM

Twice a year the sun aligns with a third floor hallway in Building 8. Gather with the geeks to see this eerie sight.

As always all this and more at the calendar at the bottom

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