CWW: Aldrich Astronomical Society Starfest – July 28

The Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. would like to welcome the public to our annual free Starfest 2012 star party to be held on the campus of Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 6 PM to 10 PM in Foundress Hall. The Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. and One Giant Leap will offer some amazing talks, door prizes and raffles as we celebrate the upcoming landing of the nuclear powered Curiosity rover on Mars!

Aldrich will offer engaging presentations in Zecco Theater by speakers who will talk about the future of US Human Spaceflight and the landing of Curiosity at Gale Crater on Mars. Because this presentation will likely draw many interested people, we would encourage the public to help us plan ahead by confirming that they plan to attend Starfest 2012 by logging onto the Aldrich website and letting us know you plan to attend and how many would be in your party.

Outdoor Activities:

  • Solar Observing!
  • Walks through the Solar System!
  • Mentos Geysers!
  • Bottle Rocket Launches!
  • Night Observing!

Indoor Activities:

  • Zecco Theater Speakers!
  • Mission Patch & Meteorite Displays!
  • Updates about Exoplanets!
  • Bryan McKay with his Space Memorabilia!
  • Becky Cross autographs her book about the Space Shuttle!
  • Chances for Free Door Prizes for everyone!

CWW: Free Fun Fridays, Week 5

Every year, the Highland Street Foundation offers free admission at different museums and cultural venues on Fridays in the summer.

This Friday is the fifth Free Fun Friday, and offers admission to the following venues:

New Repertory Theatre [NOTE: There will be two performances (2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.) of Tales of Poe based on the writings of Edgar Allen Poe in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. This venue has a 340-seat capacity – no reservations accepted. Tickets will be distributed at the theatre, on a first-come first-serve basis, starting two hours before each performance.]
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company [NOTE: This is a nighttime performance of the political drama CORIOLANUS as park of CSC’s 17th season of Shakespeare on the Common. The performance will begin at 8:00pm at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common and has a running time of approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. Note: This play may not be appropriate for all ages. Parental discretion is advised.]