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Open Night: 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. The MMA will host two sessions of Open Night Stargazing at 9:00PM – 9:45PM and 9:45PM – 10:30PM during our high season. 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! Learn about the cutting-edge research being conducted by Maria Mitchell Observatory astronomers and interns and get all your astronomy questions answered!

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, as this event takes place outside. This program is geared toward teens and adults, but children are welcome to register with an adult guardian. At least one adult must sign up with children.

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 5pm if the event will be cancelled. Members will see discount at checkout in cart. once logged into your online account.

Contact email: programs@mariamitchell.org

Cost per adult participant: $22

Cost per youth participant: $14

Registration coming soon!


Jun 25 2024


9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Loines Observatory
Loines Observatory
59 Milk Street Extension