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Event: Summer Stargazing Nights

Event: Summer Stargazing Nights

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events

When: Fri, Jun 2, 2023 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Summer Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Observatory, Science Center and Sky Theatre at 6:30 pm offering fabulous astronomy experiences. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events
  • On: Wed, 1 Feb 2023 11:35:00 EST

Celebration of Space - May 26, 2023

Celebration of Space - May 26, 2023

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tomorrow night, Saturday, May 27, 2023, starting at 8:30 pm, the first collaboration of Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center with the Charlestown RI Dark Sky Advocates will happen, in a jointly hosted star party event. The theme of the event is the c...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 26 May 2023 12:21:22 EDT

Celebration of Space - May 19, 2023

Celebration of Space - May 19, 2023

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

At 11:56 am ET this morning (Friday, May 19, 2023), the Moon will orbit into a position where it ends up in between the Earth and the Sun. Astronomers call this Conjunction, but everyone else calls it the New Moon. On this day, the Moon rose with the Sun, ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 19 May 2023 11:58:02 EDT

Celebration of Space - May 12, 2023

Celebration of Space - May 12, 2023

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Starting yesterday, May 11, 2023, the International Space Station (ISS) has returned to the annual period when all passes of the station, from dusk to dawn, are visible. This happens every year around the Summer Solstice, and is a result of the Northern He...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 12 May 2023 11:50:06 EDT

Celebration of Space - May 5, 2023

Celebration of Space - May 5, 2023

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

At 1:37 pm ET this afternoon, Friday, May 5, 2023, the Moon will orbit into a position where it is on the opposite side of Earth than the Sun. We call this opposition, but you probably call it the full Moon. During this time, the entire daytime side of the...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 5 May 2023 11:16:53 EDT

Celebration of Space - April 21, 2023

Celebration of Space - April 21, 2023

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Sunday, April 23, 2023, during the morning hours, the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower will peak, bringing with it an increase in regular meteor activity by upwards of 20 meteors per hour. Unfortunately, in true 2023 fashion, forecasts are calling fo...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 21 Apr 2023 12:50:12 EDT