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“Look Up” at Loines Observatory

Join our astronomers for an impressive tour of Nantucket’s night sky. Get a chance to view the moon, planets, stars, nebulae, and even distant galaxies through the MMA’s telescopes! Learn more about the constellations, phases of the moon, the planets, and why eclipses happen.

This stargazing program is designed to be engaging and interactive for all ages but with a focus on young adults and students of K-12 grades. This program will take place at the Maria Mitchell Association’s Loines Observatory located at 59 Milk St Extension. In the event of inclement weather, this program will not be held. For weather updates, check our website for alerts.

This community-centered program provides an opportunity for students, educators, and families of Nantucket Island to visit the Loines Observatory and learn more about the night sky. This program is complimentary courtesy of the Weezie Foundation and other generous sponsors.

No charge but registration is required for this program and can be accessed via the link below: https://mariamitchell.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx?OrgKey=3475&CategoryID=29705

For school/club groups larger than 5 persons, please contact jgurley@marimitchell.org .

Cancellation Policy

Open nights are weather contingent and are cancelled only if it is raining or there is a threat of a thunderstorm. Please check the website on the day of the event for weather updates; we will post by 4pm if the program is cancelled.

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Dec 15 2022


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Loines Observatory


Loines Observatory
59 Milk Street Extension