Stargazing Nights - CLOSED
- Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
- Fri, Mar 18, 2022 - 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 increasing clouds and fog for our evening session. After a rather warm, spring-like day, the rain will return overnight tonight. Springtime brings fog to our location, especially on warm humid days. This happens due to our close proximity to the cold ocean water. Once that warm humid air encounters the cooler temps right above the water, it condenses into fog. Being that the Full Moon occurred early this morning, we will not have the Moon to bail us out for most of our session, as it will be too low on the horizon for our telescope. At this time we are quite sure that most of the sky will be obscured tonight. So we will keep the Observatory and Science Center closed. We’ll open next on Friday, March 25, 2022 with our Stargazing Nights event.
Take a moment to catch up on some astronomical happenings in our little sliver of the galaxy in:
A Celebration of Space - March 18, 2022
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.
It is cold at Frosty Drew Observatory during the winter and early spring. Visitors will be completely exposed to the harsh winter environment while standing on frozen ground. Dressing properly is REQUIRED to attend! Lean how the Frosty Drew Astronomers dress for working overnight on the Frosty Drew campus during the winter. Read it! Follow it!
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.