Event: Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Event: Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday September 30, 2016 CLOSED

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight's forecast of rain, fog, and wind will keep the Observatory closed. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:38:26 EDT

Darkest Skies in Southern New England

Darkest Skies in Southern New England

Reported by David Huestis's Columns

It's the best kept secret in/of ____________. You've all heard the phrase before. Just fill in the blank. It would be hard to believe there are any secrets in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the Union. But it is true because native Rhode Islanders are ...
  • By: David Huestis
  • On: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:50:19 EDT

Proxima b - A Close Earth-like Planet

Proxima b - A Close Earth-like Planet

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Wednesday, August 24th brought the announcement that the Pale Red Dot campaign, using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes, has in fact discovered a planet in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. Named...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:20:09 EDT

The Red Light District…

The Red Light District…

Reported by Tom Abbott's Columns

Is a term I use, when referring to the area surrounding an observatory or any other area where telescopes are in use. This term should in no way be confused with the red lights of bordellos, found throughout the world. Yes both use red lights, but for enti...
  • By: Tom Abbott
  • On: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:33:42 EST

Photo: Perseid Meteors and Clouds - Night 1

Photo: Perseid Meteors and Clouds - Night 1

From Gallery: Perseid Meteor Shower 2016

Here is a shot we captured of four Perseid meteors radiating from the constellation Perseus among passing clouds. It was quite a battle dealing with clouds, fog, heavy haze, t-storms, and massive amounts of humidity. Though we were able to view hundreds of...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:02:12 EDT

Photo: Along the Sagittarius Star Cloud

Photo: Along the Sagittarius Star Cloud

From Gallery: Open Star Clusters

This little cluster is NGC 6603 and resides along the fabulous Sagittarius Star Cloud (Messier 24). The Star Cloud spans over 600 light years in diameter and is a concentration of stars along the Carina-Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way. NGC 6603 lays 9,400...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:31:06 EDT