Saturday, October 21, 2023 is this year’s International Observe the Moon Night, and Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center will join thousands of museums, observatories, and science institutions around the world in spotlighting our nearest neighbor, the Moon. The waxing crescent Moon will be in perfect position for spectacular up-close viewing in our telescopes and on our grounds.
Starting at 6:30 pm the Frosty Drew campus will be bustling with Lunar activities to mesmerize; including a telescope with a wide angle view of the entire Lunar surface, and a telescope presenting deep sky objects, stars, and everything non-Lunar. In the Observatory our main telescope will use high magnification to focus on notable craters and the Apollo landing sites. The Lunar Lounge will be setup with a live telescopic projection of the Moon. Video stations will be available showcasing the Moon using fantastic lunar imagery captured by Frosty Drew Observatory and other scientific institutions. In the Sky Theatre, we'll offering presentations about the Moon. In the Science Center a 12 foot wide panoramic of the Apollo 11 landing site will be on display compliments of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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. Once tickets become available, they can be acquired here. Tickets will become available four days before the day of the event. The event is weather dependent and tickets are non-refundable. If you are reading this, then tickets have not been made available yet.
Stop in for a fun mid-autumn night under the beautiful moonlit skies of Ninigret Park and become acquainted with our only natural satellite, the Moon!