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Open Night: Family Stargazing at Loines Observatory

Join our professional astronomers for Stargazing Open Nights at Loines Observatory. Get a chance to view an impressive tour of Nantucket’s night sky. Each Friday night, during the summer, the MMA will host a special Open Night Stargazing program designed for families at 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM. MMA staff will guide you in viewing astronomical objects through our historic 8-inch Alvan Clark refractor and our modern 24-inch research telescope. Get a chance to view the Moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and even other galaxies!

This program begins promptly at the event start time, please arrive 10 minutes before the program start time. Please dress for the weather conditions at the event time. This program is geared toward families but all are welcome to register.

This program meets at the MMA Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street, Nantucket MA. Pre-registration is recommended as programs do fill up but walk-ins are welcome subject to availability. This program is weather contingent and will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (rain or thunderstorm threat). Please check our website on the day of the event for updates on weather related cancellations, we will post by 4pm if the event will be cancelled.

Contact email: programs@mariamitchell.org

Cost per adult participant: $20

Cost per youth participant: $14


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Jun 21 2024


9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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Loines Observatory
Loines Observatory
59 Milk Street Extension
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