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  • Rare Opportunity to See Five Planets – Join the MMA for a Celestial Stakeout!

    Join the professional astronomers and staff of the MMA for a very special, early-morning Open Night at Loines Observatory. On Friday, June 24th, we will catch the “5 planet alignment” – a relatively rare opportunity to see all five planets visible to the naked eye – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – in line along the ecliptic. They’ll be joined by a beautiful crescent Moon in the early morning sky. As most of the planets will not be visible this summer during the evening hours, this is a great opportunity to catch a glimpse of these great planets through the MMA telescopes – a sight you will not soon forget! Our second event will take place on Friday morning of July 29th and will feature views of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

    Coffee, treats, and a special MMA blanket are included in the ticket price.
    Make your reservation soon as tickets are limited to 50.
    Ticket price = $150 including special MMA blanket;
    Loines Observatory, 59 Milk Street Ext
    Register online at www.mariamitchell.org/calendar

    This event is weather permitting. Refunds will be issued in the event of a weather-related cancellation.

    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. A wide variety of science and
    history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages.

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