Stargazing on Nantucket at the Maria Mitchell Association – Loines Observatory

After a day in the sun, gaze at the moon and stars in the night sky.

Join professional astronomers for an impressive tour of  Nantucket’s starry sky and telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more. Programs take place at 59 Milk Street Extension and are weather permitting. No pre-registration is necessary; however, a taxi is needed to get to/from the observatory.

CBS Boston reported that Nantucket is considered one of the best stargazing spots on the East Coast! For more information, click here.

Stargazing Night

Stargazing Nights at the Loines Observatory are held year-round on various dates and at different times, depending on the season. For more information, and pricing, check out the monthly calendars on their website.

Family Astronomy Night

Come with your child to discover the “creatures” found in the night sky and learn how to identify stars and constellations. Children will learn about the myths behind the creatures in the “celestial zoo,” and visit the public and research telescopes.

For 2015 date and pricing information, visit the Loines Observatory’s website.

For information about the Maria Mitchell Association’s astronomy events and programs, please call (508) 228-9198 or e-mail them.