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Open Night: Stargazing at Loines Observatory

Presented by Maria Mitchell Association at Maria Mitchell Loines Observatory, Nantucket MA

Aug 28 - 30 2023
Open Night: Stargazing at Loines Observatory

Join our professional astronomers for an impressive tour of Nantucket’s night sky. Each Monday and Wednesday the MMA will host two sessions of Open Night Stargazing at 9:00 - 9:45pm and 9:45 - 10:30pm.

The MMA astronomy 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 ... view more »


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.

Cost per adult participant: $22

Cost per youth participant: $12

Open Night Cancellation and Refund Policy: We understand that plans change!  Because we are a small non-profit that benefits from the contributions made by our generous patrons and supporters, cancellations make it more challenging for us to manage program enrollment. Tickets are non-refundable, should you choose to cancel. However, tickets are eligible for an exchange before the date and time of the scheduled program subject to a $5 rescheduling service fee, per reservation, and program availability. If you wish to reschedule, please contact us at info@mariamitchell.org.

In the event of a complete event or program cancellation by us, ticket holders will not receive a refund but instead issued an MMA Property Pass. You can pick up your MMA Property Pass the following day at our administrative office at 4 Vestal St; which will grant admission to all of our properties. Our administrative office is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Email: programs@mariamitchell.org

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Additional time info:

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.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Maria Mitchell Loines Observatory

59 Milk Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

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