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Adrian Walker

A gateway to science

Egleston Square isn’t known as a magnet for astrophysicists, yet Mike Barnett spends a lot of time there.

Strictly speaking, Barnett isn’t an astrophysicist anymore. Instead, he is a celebrated professor at Boston College who has devoted himself to helping to teach science-phobic kids — especially from city neighborhoods — to appreciate the wonders of science.

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