- Maria Mitchell was the first female professor of astronomy in the United States. The association which bears her name works to bring the message of science to the people of Nantucket, including children. Summer children's classes include: Art & Marine Life, and Art & Astronomy for 4-6 yr olds. Call for dates and times. Membership in the MMA allows you access to many museums and sights, including the Hinchman House Natural Science Museum.
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