Stargazer Gala
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Dine and Dance under the Stars

Caravan to the shores of Polpis Harbor, where you’ll discover a field of tents set up for an evening of dining and dancing under the very stars that have guided the explorers before us. Partygoers will enjoy the beautiful colors of the evening sky as the sun sets, dancing to musical guest stars Fleetwood Macked, delicious food by Island Kitchen, stargazing with professional astronomers, and more! Come dance the night away all while celebrating and supporting the Maria Mitchell Association at their annual fundraiser, The Stargazer Gala on Thursday, July 27 from 6:30 pm.

Tickets to attend The Stargazer Gala are $595 per person and are available online at or by calling the MMA at 508-228-9198. All proceeds from the gala support the MMA’s mission to create opportunities for all to develop a life-long passion for science through education, research, and first-hand exploration of Nantucket Island’s sky, land, and sea. Support enables the MMA to continue serving 18,000 learners of all ages each year, cultivating generations of scientists and environmental stewards who will shape our future.

The Maria Mitchell Association is a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a research center, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. MMA offers a wide variety of science and history-related programming throughout the year for people of all ages.

Stargazer Gala
photo courtesy MMA

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