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We went for the Saturday night Perseids lecture. It was great. We learned about the ties to greek methodology to the stars. Unfortunately due to weather, we could not see the meteor shower there that night. However, they provided us with a wealth of information...More
We’ve been vacationing in Riverhead a few times a year for many years. We simply missed this place until now! It’s amazing! There are three telescopes and the most knowledgeable and helpful volunteers working there. It was totally worth going out in the freezing cold...More
We bring our visiting friends here regularly on clear Saturday nights. This place is so special and authentically real! We have friends from NYC that used to comment on our "sad" lack of streetlights in front of our house? After one late night visit they...More
Checked it out for the first time (even after living in Southold for 8 years as a kid!) last Saturday for an event that coupled live music with the usual Saturday public viewing opportunity and a new moon. We saw Jupiter through the huge telescope...More
Our first attempt - wait was going to be too long.
Not as busy the next time we tried, and the skies were magnificent to see, and the guide was extremely knowledgable and helpful on what was visible. This is a special place to visit.
If you are into astronomy, not astrology, then you will enjoy the Custer Institute. It's an observatory on the north shore of Long Island, NY with dark skies. It houses a new huge telescope and on weekends you can view the heavens through this monster...More