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The Bassett Planetarium

Dec 16 2015
The Bassett Planetarium , at Amherst College in Amherst, MA is open to groups by appointment only. Admission is free.
The planetarium is unusual in that it has not gone digital. The night sky is shown using a star projector made up of a very bright light inside a pierced [continue reading]

Free Planetarium Shows this Autumn

Oct 13 2015
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8pm!
October : 16, 23, 30
November : 6, 13, 20
December : 4

829 Main Street, Williamstown , MA. [continue reading]

High Tech Planetarium Takes Us to the Stars

Oct 8 2015
Milham Planetarium at Williams College is an incredible high-tech resource for Western Mass. Astronomy students in the area always seem to want to open up the planets for the rest of us. All through the Fall they will host free shows for the general public. There is something scientifically hypnotic about a planet show, and [continue reading]

Alice in Sunderland: The High-Tech Making of This Fall’s Mike’s Maze is a Family Affair

Sep 12 2015
The Recorder, September 4th, 2015, by Tom Relihan
This fall, it won’t take a trip down any rabbit holes along the banks of the Connecticut River to experience Sunderland’s own version of Wonderland. At Warner’s Farm on South Main Street, this year’s design for Mike’s Maze features Alice herself, the Cheshire Cat [continue reading]

14 Playgrounds Recommendations in Western MA!

Jun 29 2015
Where’s your favorite playground in western MA? We invited our readers to share their suggestions & lesser known treasures. Here’s what they had to share… [continue reading]

Museum Adventures: Yiddish Book Center

Jun 6 2015
This month in “Museum Adventures: Highlights from Western MA Museum Educators,” Maureen Turner shares highlights from the Yiddish Book Center. Visitors to the Center don’t need to be able to read or speak Yiddish to enjoy the Center—although by visit’s end, they’ll realize they probably knew more Yiddish words than they thought (nosh, schmooze, and [continue reading]

let’s help growing innovation get over the hump!

Mar 9 2014
They are 67% funded with 12 days to go.  Every little bit counts!
Growing Innovation Online Library & Book
Why does this project matter? Because stakes is high! 
In case it’s hard to see, this farmer’s clever t-shirt says ‘stakes is high’ To make a more serious [continue reading]

I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store

Dec 10 2013
Published by under History, Music
Remember the days when music was only available on vinyl. Nowadays, used record stores are a vanishing subculture and understanding why they are disappearing can offer a unique opportunity for older students to learn about culture, economics and history. Check out this screening of “I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the [continue reading]

Under the Hat: Mixing Music is Like Mixing a Cake

Jul 30 2013
Mister G has a new vlog this month in “Under the Hat,” bringing you into his studio to show how mixing music is a lot like mixing a cake. Gather the kids around to learn more in this short video… [continue reading]

museum of food and drink

Jul 5 2013
Published by under Museums, Other Museums
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) is a 501©(3) non-profit chartered by the New York State Education Department that is in the early stages of launching a first-of-its-kind food museum in New York City. Our mission is to change the way people think about food and inspire day-to-day curiosity [continue reading]

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