Event: Public Stargazing

Event: Public Stargazing

From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday April 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Public Stargazing Night! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre at 7:00 and Observatory at 8:00 with views of Jupiter, Mars, and more if the skies permit. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:28:30 EST

A Guide to the April 15, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse

A Guide to the April 15, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse

As reported by David Huestis's Columns

Is this time of the year a little too “taxing” for everyone? Well, I’ve got the perfect astronomical event to help you relax. On April 15, stargazers here in Southern New England will have an opportunity to observe a total lunar eclipse. Though the M...
  • By: David Huestis
  • On: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:52:56 EDT

Photo: Coma Star Cluster - Coma Berenices

Photo: Coma Star Cluster - Coma Berenices

From Gallery: Open Star Clusters

A shot we captured during our Public Stargazing event on March 22, 2014 of the Coma Star Cluster at the heart of the constellation Coma Berenices. The center of the Coma Star Cluster is 280 light years from Earth making it the third-closest Open Cluster to...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:22:17 EDT

Double or Nothing

Double or Nothing

As reported by Tom Abbott's Columns

On those beautiful nights when the sky is transparent, the atmosphere is calm and the Moon is bright; many a seasoned astronomer will keep their telescopes indoors. To me, they are missing out on a chance to see some of nature’s most spectacular celestia...
  • By: Tom Abbott
  • On: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:14:32 EDT

Event: Frosty Drew 5K Classic

From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: May 3, 2014 Registration begins at 10am, Race begins 11:15

Celebrate spring with us at the 5th annual 5K Classic Run/Walk. The light trail run begins in front of the nature center/observatory, traverses Ninigret park showcasing all the natural treasures of the park and raising funds for a great cause.
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:03:25 EDT

Photo: Lunar Halo over Frosty Drew Observatory

Photo: Lunar Halo over Frosty Drew Observatory

From Gallery: Frosty Drew Observatory

A shot of a fantastic lunar halo I captured last night over Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA. The bright Moon and clouds limited our viewing, but with the increasing humidity and temps hovering around freezing, we were optimistic f...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:52:32 EDT