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Loines Observatory

59 Milk St, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-2642
+1 508-228-9273
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Unique Experience!

Definitely an opportunity you don't want to miss! Going to the Observatory on a clear summer night... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Jill R
Buffalo, New York
Best Night on Nantucket!

Our favorite night on Nantucket begins with a fun walk by flashlight out past Prospect Hill... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Shelley R
Beverly Hills, California
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59 Milk St, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-2642
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Definitely an opportunity you don't want to miss! Going to the Observatory on a clear summer night was a very cool and unique experience. I would highly recommend to anyone going to Nantucket.

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our favorite night on Nantucket begins with a fun walk by flashlight out past Prospect Hill Cemetery to the amazing Loines Observatory. There you will find 2 state of the art telescopes and an enthusiastic and professional astronomy team ready to point out everything of...More

1  Thank Shelley R
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wish we had more time to spend, but will come back again and plan on dedicating an evening to the Observatory. An amazing experience for adults and children who appreciate science, astronomy and education in general. The 100 year old plus telescope is quiet amazing.

1  Thank VrVxVyVa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The staff will find the best things to see through the telescope and the powerful lens will give you a new perspective on the night sky. A great learning experience and a good kids activity.

1  Thank nodrama1
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Where else can you look 2,300 years into the past? (at the ring nebula, a star that shed its outer gas layers, 2,300 light years away). Or see Saturn and it's rings? The strangest sight in the universe! One of the top 5 things to...More

1  Thank kelso402
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Loines Observatory is part of the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket. I've visited twice for astronomy nights, and both times the astronomers who lead these events have been knowledgeable and glad to share their expertise with visitors. If looking at Saturn and Mars through...More

2  Thank atltraveler_7
Reviewed 13 August 2016

As a kid I loved going to the Loines Observatory! They would open the large observation area and you could climb the ladder and peer at the heavens and see things that were amazing. Outside they would commonly have smaller telescopes so you could see...More

2  Thank All_Points_Images
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We saw a globular cluster of stars 22,000 light years away, and an amazing moon. Also, the international space station graced us with a fly-by. Great talk about the constellations too. A must see for young and old alike!

2  Thank dobynsj
Reviewed 5 August 2016

What a unique and fun night out on Nantucket. We first learned about the Loines Observatory on our first trip to Nantucket two years ago when we stumbled upon the Vestal Street Observatory. We were invited to look at the sun through a special solar...More

4  Thank kabbykat
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We just returned from the open night at the Loines Observatory. Saturn was seen from one of the telescopes and Messie 13 (a cluster of stars) in the other. The constellation tour was also fantastic. The stars where beautiful and the staff very helpful. Go...More

2  Thank Arleen T
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