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Custer Institute & Observatory

1115 Main Bayview Rd, Southold, NY 11971-3441
+1 631-765-2626
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Shoot for the Moon

Volunteers will guide you around the property, give you a tour of the observatory, and show you... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
maria20160
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Islip, New York
Wow! Just Wow!

We’ve been vacationing in Riverhead a few times a year for many years. We simply missed this place... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Mick M
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Long Beach, New York
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30 Apr 2018
“Shoot for the Moon”
14 Jan 2018
“Wow! Just Wow!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1115 Main Bayview Rd, Southold, NY 11971-3441
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+1 631-765-2626
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Volunteers will guide you around the property, give you a tour of the observatory, and show you "out of this world" objects through their high powered telescopes.

Thank maria20160
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been vacationing in Riverhead a few times a year for many years. We simply missed this place until now! It’s amazing! There are three telescopes and the most knowledgeable and helpful volunteers working there. It was totally worth going out in the freezing cold...More

Thank Mick M
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We bring our visiting friends here regularly on clear Saturday nights. This place is so special and authentically real! We have friends from NYC that used to comment on our "sad" lack of streetlights in front of our house? After one late night visit they...More

Thank Dean R
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Checked it out for the first time (even after living in Southold for 8 years as a kid!) last Saturday for an event that coupled live music with the usual Saturday public viewing opportunity and a new moon. We saw Jupiter through the huge telescope...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our first attempt - wait was going to be too long. Not as busy the next time we tried, and the skies were magnificent to see, and the guide was extremely knowledgable and helpful on what was visible. This is a special place to visit.

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

If you are into astronomy, not astrology, then you will enjoy the Custer Institute. It's an observatory on the north shore of Long Island, NY with dark skies. It houses a new huge telescope and on weekends you can view the heavens through this monster...More

Thank Michael L
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