Saturday, September 6, 2014 is this year’s International Observe the Moon Night, and Frosty Drew Observatory will join thousands of museums, observatories, and science institutions around the world in spotlighting our nearest neighbor, the Moon. The 91% waxing gibbous Moon will be in perfect position for spectacular up-close viewing in our telescopes and on our grounds.
Starting at 6:00 p.m. the Nature Center will open with presentations about the moon and how animals interact with the moon. In the Drew Sky Theatre, starting at 6:00p.m., movies and presentations about the moon and some of the exciting lunar missions will begin.
The Frosty Drew grounds will be bustling with Lunar activities to mesmerize; including a large - live projection of the Moon, a telescope with a wide angle view of the entire Lunar surface, and a telescope presenting deep sky objects, stars, and everything non-Lunar. In the Observatory our main telescope will use high magnification to focus on notable craters and visible Apollo landing sites. Video stations will be setup showcasing the Moon with fantastic imagery taken of the moon by Frosty Drew and other scientific institutions.
Come out for a fun Summer night under the beautiful, clear, dark skies of Ninigret Park and become acquainted with our only natural satellite, the Moon!