Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, Oct 22, 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, although forecasts are calling for partly cloudy to mostly cloudy sky conditions, we will be keeping the Observatory and Sky Theatre closed due to final preparations for tomorrow’s installation of our new PlaneWave CDK600 telescope. The Science Center will be open and will have exhibits and astrophotographs on display.

Tonight is certainly not the night to make the long drive since most of our operations will be closed. We will open next on October 29, 2021 for our annual Spooky Views – A Halloween Stargazing Experience. We’ll see you then!

Be sure to subscribe to the Frosty Drew Observatory mailing list, follow us on Twitter (@FrostyDrewOBSY) or on Facebook to receive status updates about our Stargazing Nights program and more.

Take a moment to catch up on some happenings in space this week, as well as the progress of the Frosty Drew Observatory telescope upgrade in: A Celebration of Space - October 22, 2021

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.