Stargazing Nights - CLOSED
- Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
- Fri, Jan 13, 2023 - CLOSED
- $5 Suggested Donation Per Person
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 forecast is again calling for overcast conditions with patchy fog. Rain will continue today, which will leave the already saturated landscape wet and muddy. Due to the messy onsite conditions coupled with the lack of the night sky to observe, we will keep the Observatory and Science Center closed tonight. We will attempt to open next on Friday, January 20, 2023 with our regular Stargazing Nights event. We’ll see you then.
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.
Take a moment to catch up on some happenings in space this week in:
A Celebration of Space - January 13, 2023
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.
How to Dress for Winter Conditions: The Frosty Drew Observatory is not climate controlled, and the temperatures inside the dome need to match the outside air temperature for a stable telescopic view. Frosty Drew Astronomy Team members dress in layers during the winter and for a very good reason. You should consider doing the same. Please read Dressing for All-Night Winter Stargazing to familiarize yourself with adequate dressing measures.
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 beam 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.