My first summer on Nantucket, in 1998 as a Maria Mitchell Association intern, was a magical experience for many reasons. Not the least of which was my first time to the beach at night. I will never forget the excitement of riding my bike in the dark with the other interns to catch a glimpse of the Perseid Meteor Shower one August summer night. Before I even saw one shooting star, I remember the awe-inspiring moment of looking up and seeing a sky full of bright twinkly stars. In a place like Nantucket, on this tiny island in the sea, the sky seems to go on forever into the ocean. Forget the sunsets that people “oooh and awe” about. The night sky of Nantucket is where the real show is!
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Insider Tips #5
Our Fifth installment of insider tips is an assortment of our staff favorites: Turtle-ing This one is especially great for kids – or kids at heart like us and maybe you, too. Go to the dock at North Head Long Pond with some raw chicken drumsticks. Affix the joint bone […]
Family Excursions – Seeing Stars- Loines Observatory
Nantucket, about 30 miles out to sea, is famous for many things; two of these that go together wonderfully are the clear, starry night skies and the fact that in 1818 Maria Mitchell was born here. Visiting families and “hometown” families alike can take advantage of these two fortunate circumstances […]