Stargazing Nights - SOLD OUT

Stargazing Nights - SOLD OUT

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, Oct 21, 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 is the one year anniversary celebration for our new PlaneWave CDK600 24 inch telescope. Tonight’s forecast is calling for nothing short of awesome! We can expect clear sky conditions all night long with cool temps, and a light breeze. Considering that the 9% waning crescent Moon will not rise until 3:49 am, and we are in for an amazing night under thousands of stars!

We will open the Observatory, Courtyard, and Science Center at 7:00 pm. In the Observatory, the large 24 inch telescope will show off fabulous views of nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies. On the list is the Ring Nebula – a young white dwarf star, the Messier 15 globular star cluster, Mirach’s Ghost, NGC7331 galaxy, NGC 6946 galaxy, and more. Our Courtyard telescopes will show stunning views of Jupiter, and Saturn, and the Andromeda Galaxy. In the Science Center, exhibits will be on display, alongside stunning images of the cosmos captured by the Frosty Drew Astronomy Team. We will close up at 10:00 pm.

Overall, tonight looks amazing! If making the long drive, tonight will be the night to do it. We are expecting clear sky conditions with stable atmosphere all night long. Add in that the Moon will not be with us until the early morning hours, and the sky will be super dark and full of stars. Additionally, we have the Taurid meteor showers happening, which will bring a nice increase in fireball meteors, alongside lingering Orionid meteors from this morning’s peak. What a night to be out under the stars. So stop in and set your inner geek loose at Frosty Drew tonight.

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.
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Take a moment to catch up on some happenings at Frosty Drew Observatory and in space in:
A Celebration of Space - October 21, 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.