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Welcome to Montauk Observatory
Observatory members assembling Montauks 20" Meade

Over 400 years ago Galileo said, "All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. We believe, like Galileo, that all of us require the tools to learn, to research and to indeed be discoverers. This is the reason the Montauk Observatory Inc. came into being.

The East End is a unique setting for observing the skies and for building an observatory and learning/research center -- surrounded by the sea, endowed with vast open space preserves, and protected skies. Opening up the skies of the East End of Long Island with the Observatory's telescope allows everybody to pursue discovery of the skies – making space exploration democratic, open for all who participate in Montauk Observatory programs and visit the planned Observatory building once it is built.

Currently, programs are scheduled throughout the year and are designed for professionals and general science enthusiasts. Our programs allow everyone the opportunity to explore the world in ways not many have seen and introduce the public to the world of discovery. Soon these programs will be extended to reach into public schools throughout the region.

Please click on the link for Events and plan to join us at an upcoming Montauk Observatory lecture and stargazing gathering. The Montauk Observatory exists thanks to your donations, which are fully tax-deductible, and please consider making a donation now by clicking on the Make A Donation.

Upcoming Events

NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

6:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2019
Montauk Library

Observing the Transit of Mercury Across the Sun

10:00 AM
Monday, November 11, 2019
Montauk Observatory, next to the Tennis Center at the Ross School

Stargazing with Montauk Observatory

6:00 PM
Saturday, December 7, 2019
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center