Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, Jan 20, 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 forecasts are calling for overcast conditions with periodic show showers. The cloud bomb of 2023 has been very persistent, and does not appear to be giving up just yet. Now that the Moon has departed the night sky, and will arrive at conjunction (new Moon) tomorrow afternoon, we are set up for fabulous views of the dark sky. Hopefully the clouds will move on soon so we can get back to celebrating the cosmos.

Due to the overcast conditions, as well as the risk of slippery roads, we have decided to stay closed tonight, and will attempt another opening on Friday, January 27, 2023. Clouds begone!

Survive the cloud bomb of 2023 with a little spot of astronomical happenings in:
A Celebration of Space - January 20, 2023

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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.

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.