There appears to be a new organization called Science for the Public
that started in 2009 and is organizing lectures at the Boston Public Library, held in the classroom to the right of the Rabb Lecture Hall, at the basement level of the Boston Public Library. The first two events have been put on the Nerd Fun calendar.
: Dan Evans, "The Truth About Black Holes" http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/10089511/
Irene Porro, "The Search for Planets Outside our Solar System" http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/10089733/
Both Mr. Evans and Mrs. Porro are from the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research [ Space.MIT.Com http://space.mit.edu/
] and are on the Board of Directors of "Science for the Public". They both have posted astronomy resources dealing with their lectures online at http://www.scienceforthepublic.org/index.php?page=Resources_Astronomy
. About Science for the Public:http://www.scienceforthepublic.org/index.php?page=about
"Science for the Public is a grassroots nonprofit organization, launching in 2009. Our mission is to develop adult public education programs for science literacy,to make these programs available at the community level, and to involve citizens in the evolution of the programs.
"Our 4-6 week science literacy series will cover a wide range of science topics, mainly in the form of presentations and workshops. Public participation in the development of such programs and their supplemental online resources will be a major component of our grassroots approach to science literacy.
"We enthusiastically support the efforts of museums, universities and other institutions that encourage public interest in science, and we view our campaign as complementary to institutional presentations of science material".
Want to join their mailing list? http://scienceforthepublic.org/index.php?page=Email_List
-T.J. Maher, Assistant Nerd Herder
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