Long Island’s oldest astronomical observatory is open every Saturday from dusk until midnight. Free and open to the public, enjoy a guided tour of the sky offered by observatory staff. The powerful telescopes will give you a view of the sky you rarely get to see and it’s wonderful to have an informed guide to answer your questions.
Instead of looking up at the sky and wondering, “Which star is that?”…now you’ll know!
The Customer Observatory also has a museum and library with informative exhibits and reference materials for the avid stargazer.
Stargazing Programs at the Custer Institute and Observatory
Custer Observatory hosts a variety of fun and educational events. The next one at the observatory is the weekend of October 19-21. The observatory will have it’s 34th Annual Astronomy Jamoree which coincides very nicely with the upcoming Orionid Meteor Shower. The download a PDF for the full event program and registration details.
Located at 1115 Main Bayview Road, there is bound to be a gathering of cosmophiles there for almost any celestial event. Visit the website, www.custerobservatory.org, for celestial events dates and a daily a clear sky forecast so you can look ahead to your Long Island vacation and know which nights will be your best bet for a clear view of the stars.
Planning a Long Island Romantic Getaway?
Try something a little different from the usual dinner and a movie. The Custer Institute and Observatory is a place to put a sense of wonder into your hearts as you look up at the big sky and it’s uncountable stars…
The Custer Institute is a 12 minute drive from the Arbor View House, a premier Long Island bed and breakfast and spa. We have 13 years of experience as one of the best bed and breakfasts in Long Island. Along with a stunning location, we offer three course gourmet breakfasts and great concierge services, all included with the cost of your stay.