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The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.

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2024 Great North American Solar Eclipse

Join us at Custer Observatory for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse! Witness the phenomenon of a solar eclipse in person through our filtered high-powered, state-of-the-art telescopes and using certified safe solar eclipse viewing glasses (provided). This rare celestial event occurs when the Moon aligns with the Sun, creating a shadow across the Earth along the path of totality. In our area, we will experience a partial solar eclipse with the moon covering approximately 90% of the sun’s disk at the peak of the eclipse at approximately 3:15pm. Watch with us as the Moon partially covers the Sun, casting a shadow over the Earth.

$10 Adult, $8 Children Under 16, $5 Observatory Members. Your donations make it possible to offer programs like these and are greatly appreciated. Due to limited space, registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

This is a weather-permitting event. Please bring a blanket or chair to comfortably view the eclipse from our lawn. Certified safe solar viewing glasses will be provided at check-in.

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Apr 08 2024


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm



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Southold Town
Custer Institute and Observatory


Custer Institute and Observatory
1115 Main Bayview Rd. Southold, NY 11971
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