Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, Sep 24, 2021 - CLOSED
$5 Suggested Donation per person 5 years and older

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Every Friday night (weather permitting) we open our Observatory, Science Center, Sky Theatre, and telescopes to the sky and offer free stargazing and astronomy to anybody interested in observing with us.

Tonight's forecasts are calling for overcast conditions with t-storms, and rain. Sadly, the forecast does not leave any room for a potential clearing, though this has generally been the forecast for the past few nights, which have turned out much clearer than stated. The weird system we have been under this week will take a turn for the worse today, with heavier rain and clouds moving into the region. We think this will likely cloud out our night with a reasonable potential of steady drizzle or periodic rain. So we will keep the Observatory and Science Center closed tonight. We’ll open next on Friday, October 1, 2021 for our Stargazing Nights event.

Take a moment to catch up on some awesome space happenings this week in:
A Celebration of Space - September 24, 2021

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Check out our page on Visiting Frosty Drew Observatory to learn more about what to expect at the Observatory and to better help you prepare for your visit.

Please note that we do not allow any white lights on our campus from dusk - dawn. This is to ensure an equally awesome view of the night sky for all and to allow for the use of light sensitive astronomical equipment. Learn more about why we have this requirement in The Red Light District.

If you are looking for that awesome astronomy thing to do or just want a night out to experience the cosmos under the darkest sky in Rhode Island, then this is your chance.

Please note that due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the detail of this event may change. Please check in regularly, both here and on our SARS-CoV-2 page, to stay up to date.