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Custer Institute and Observatory

The Custer Institute and Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Custer Institute, located in at the edge of Long Island, just 92 miles (148 km) northeast of Brooklyn, New York. The observatory staff of volunteers offers visitors a tour of the facilities and the night sky using powerful telescopes, as well as…read more »

The Custer Institute and Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Custer Institute, located in at the edge of Long Island, just 92 miles (148 km) northeast of Brooklyn, New York. The observatory staff of volunteers offers visitors a tour of the facilities and the night sky using powerful telescopes, as well as assist with the frequent lectures, classes, concerts, art exhibits and other special events held on site; a library, museum, and gift shop are offered as well. Camping is not allowed here, however admission is open to the public every Saturday evening from dusk until midnight. For more information, please visit online or call 631-765-2626.

Deborah Byrd