Welcome to the Custer Institute & Observatory

Long Island's oldest public observatory (est. 1927)

Helping to make a brighter future...

Each year up to 2 scholarships will be awarded to students who apply and are selected by the Scholarship Committee. Students must be seniors graduating from Greenport, Southold, Mattituck or Riverhead High Schools and looking at a career in Science, Technology or Engineering, with preference given to those students looking to major or minor in Astronomy, Aerospace, Optics or Space Science.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest no more than 2 pages outlining their background, interests, goals and why they should receive the scholarship by April 15 of each year. Winners will be selected and announced by May 31 of each year. Scholarship awards will be up to $500.


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Submissions should be made to:

Custer Institute Observatory
PO Box 1204
Southold, NY 11901
Att: Scholarship Committee

The Custer Observatory's phone number is:
631-765-2626

We are located at
1115 Main Bayview Road
Southold, New York 11971
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Chuck Cardona, President:
David van Popering, Vice President:
Barbara Lebkeucher, Treasurer:
Cindy Cichanowicz, Secretary:
Kerry Spooner, Finance Chair:

Directors-at-Large:
Charles Cardona Jr.:
Alan Cousins:
Justine Haupt:
Anne Spooner:


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