What to Do
The Vestal Street and Loines Obervatories
Located next door to the Mitchell Home, the Vestal Street Obervatory is still a place of discovery.
The Observatory hosts internships for young scientists investigating topics of current interest in astronomy using both telescopes on the site and the best radio and optical telescopes in the nation.
Exhibits include an outdoor scale-model of the solar system, a planar sundial, sunspot observations (when clear), and a permanent astronomy exhibit. In the summer, public programs also include children's classes in astronomy and talks by visiting and resident astronomers.
The Loines Observatory, located on Milk Street extension, is home to the Mitchell Association's new 24-inch research telescope, as well as older instruments. Loines is open for public viewing on a regular schedule year round, and for frequent special astronomical events.
Loines is located on Milk St. Extension, across from the cemetery. Private party viewings can also be arranged.
Need to know
Address: 3 Vestal Street
Milk Street extension
Organization: Maria Mitchell Association
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tues - Sat
Ticket includes admisstion to all Maria Mitchell Association museums and aquarium.