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Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Festival

Discover science in suprising places

Here are the highlights from this year's Cambridge Science Festival. I started with a backstage tour of the Great Refractor at The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. It is a beautiful old telescope from 1847. At the time it was built, this was one the largest telescope in the United States. It looked very Steam Punk.

Next, I went to MIT's Infinite Solar System, a 3D printed installation of all the planets. Walk down the long hall of MIT and learn about each planet.

In the SIENA exhibit, I discovered a camera obscura. Go inside a geodesic sphere built to look like a large scale model of your eye.

The Cambridge Science Festival is about to come to an end. You can still catch the "Moving the Earth: Steam & Sustainability" event. Familys will be able to have fun will real excavators. There will be plenty of food trucks there too. Check it out at.

"Moving the Earth: Steam & Sustainability"
April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Crossing, 20 Child Street
Cambridge, MA 02141 United States