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Excellent evening out and nice change from downtown

We loved going here on a Monday night for open astronomy night. Starting at 9:00, the staff, who... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Unique Experience!

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

Reviewed August 28, 2017
Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

We loved going here on a Monday night for open astronomy night. Starting at 9:00, the staff, who vary in age but are mostly college students, give a talk about the night sky. Two giant telescopes let us look at Jupiter, Saturn, and an extinct...More

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Reviewed August 28, 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.

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Reviewed July 19, 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

3  Thank Shelley R
Reviewed October 18, 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.

2  Thank VrVxVyVa
Reviewed August 23, 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 August 19, 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

2  Thank kelso402
Reviewed August 13, 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 August 13, 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 August 9, 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 August 5, 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
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