Tag Archives: MA

The Great Refractor at Harvard

I had the unique opportunity recently to visit the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My group enjoyed a star-gazing party on the roof where I saw Saturn and its rings through a telescope for the first time. The highlight … Continue reading

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Happy Patriot’s Day

Quick test: Why is today, April 19, important in American history? If you live in Massachusetts or Maine, you had better know the answer. Today is the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first official fighting in … Continue reading

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