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Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket is a tiny, isolated island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It was a 19th-century whaling hub and today is a summer destination with dune-backed beaches. “Nantucket is 30 miles out to sea, with very little light pollution. The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) maintains telescopes and an observatory with open nights but just about ANY place…read more »

Nantucket is a tiny, isolated island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It was a 19th-century whaling hub and today is a summer destination with dune-backed beaches. “Nantucket is 30 miles out to sea, with very little light pollution. The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) maintains telescopes and an observatory with open nights but just about ANY place is great… just step outside, it’s always amazing. The MMA also directs a highly respected summer graduate program in astronomy. Check out Maria Mitchell’s history too!”

Deborah Byrd

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