Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights - Holiday Stargazing Spectacular! Every Friday night (weather permitting) we open our Observatory, Sky Theatre, and telescopes to the skies and offer free stargazing and astronomy to anybody interested in observing with us.
Tonight we will open around 7:00 pm with views of the beautiful night sky over Ninigret Park that will rock your night. The Observatory will be dressed up in holiday decor with festive seasonal music, and much cheer to go around. Hang out with our astronomers and telescopes as we showcase a holiday view of the Moon, dazzling planets, bright stars, speckled star clusters, mesmerizing nebulae, and vast galaxies. A perfect dive into holiday bliss.
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.
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, than this is your chance.
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.