Stargazing Nights - SOLD OUT

Stargazing Nights - SOLD OUT

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, Oct 7, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This Event has SOLD OUT

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 skies and offer free stargazing and astronomy to anybody interested in observing with us.

Tonight's forecasts are calling for mostly clear conditions, becoming overcast overnight. As for our night, we should be okay to go with the weather, with clouds moving in towards the end of our night. The 94% waxing gibbous Moon will be with us for our entire session, and will significantly brighten up the sky. Though the planets will still be in excellent viewing.

We will open the Observatory, Courtyard, and Science Center at 7:00 pm. In the Observatory and Courtyard, our telescopes will showcase the bright, cratered lunar surface. Even though we are at the end of the period of best lunar viewing, the large Sinus Iridum crater basin will offer up good views, as well as Kepler Crater. We will also have spectacular views of Saturn’s Rings, and Jupiter with its four Galilean Moons in our telescopes. In the Science Center we will have exhibits on display alongside photographs of celestial objects captured by the Frosty Drew Astronomy Team. The Sky Theatre will remain closed tonight. We will stay open until 10:00 pm.

Overall, tonight looks to be a nice change from the cloudier weather of the past week. We will have the super bright waxing gibbous Moon, so no dark sky full of stars. If making the long drive, be sure dark sky conditions are not what you are looking for. But if the Moon and the planets are your crush, then tonight is your night. So swing on over to Frosty Drew for a night with the Moon.

If you do not have a ticket, you cannot attend tonight's event. Please do not just show up and argue with our astronomers. That is just not cool!
There will be several other events this autumn.

Take a moment to catch up on some space-based happenings this week in:
A Celebration of Space - October 7, 2022

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

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Preparing for Your Visit:

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

Please note that we do not allow any white lights on our campus or in Ninigret Park from dusk - dawn, with the exception of low bean headlights while in motion. 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.