Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association

  • MA


4 Vestal Street
United States

About Us

Our mission is to increase knowledge and public awareness of the universe and the natural world through programs of scientific research and education.

Located on Nantucket Island and named for America's first woman professor of astronomy who believed that students learned best by doing real research projects, the Maria Mitchell Association is dedicated to furthering science education, encouraging women in science, and serving as a science resource for Nantucket Island.

Programs include research in astronomy and natural science, educational programs for children, seasonal museum exhibits, public lectures, observatory open nights, internships in teaching and research for college students, and year round public library services.