Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, May 13, 2022 - CLOSED
Tickets are required to attend. Please read below.

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 looking dismal! We can expect overcast conditions with fog and light drizzle. Certainly not ideal stargazing conditions. Even the 92% waxing gibbous Moon, which will be out nearly all night long, won’t bail us out. These conditions also pose a danger as fog in the southern RI coast can get pretty heavy, making driving conditions hazardous. Sadly, we will keep the Observatory, Science Center, and Sky Theatre closed tonight. We will attempt to open next on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm for our Under the Crimson Moon event to celebrate the total lunar eclipse.

Tickets are required for visitors to attend this event. Tickets are free, though a suggested donation of $5 per person, at the event, is very appreciated. Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to weather.

Take a moment to catch up on some mind-blowing things that have happened this week in astro:
A Celebration of Space - May 13, 2022

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.

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.