Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror: 7pm
Suggested Donation: Non-Members $10, Members $8, Children $5.
Welcome to the Custer Institute
The Custer Institute and Observatory is Long Island's oldest public observatory (est.1927). Open to the public every Saturday evening from dark until midnight, our staff of volunteers will give you a tour of the facilities and the night sky through our powerful telescopes. Custer has frequent lectures, classes,concerts, art exhibits and other special events. Consider our observatory for your next meeting or theme party.
It's the start of Pumpkin Time again
so be prepared to sit in more and more traffic as we get into October.
Check our weather and the moon phase! You might leave early but remember:
we can't begin observing until its dark which is not until 8:30pm
As the days get warmer, the
night comes later. This time of the year it doesn't really get dark for
observing until 8:30PM. See you then!
Saturday Night Observing, open to public, dark to midnight, weather permitting Staff provide guided tours of the sky. Clouds, fog, rain, and full moon nights are not good nights. The less moon, the better for most observing. Check the moon calendar. Plan your visit by reading this.
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