Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, Feb 17, 2023 - CLOSED
$5 Suggested Donation per Person

Welcome to the Frosty Drew 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 calling for rain and clouds to clear out sometime before midnight. Timings of the clearing are a bit variable, with some forecasting sources placing the clearing around 9:00 pm. Unfortunately, the threat of clouds and rain, alongside the wet campus conditions, will make for a difficult night to be out at the Observatory. Considering that the temps will drop very quickly from the mid 50’s into the upper 20’s, travel can become quite hazardous. Due to the high probability of clouds on a night with potentially dangerous driving conditions, we have decided to keep the Observatory and Science Center closed tonight. We will try again on Friday, February 24, 2023. Clouds begone!

Weather the clouds with a spot of awesome space happenings this week in:
A Celebration of Space - February 17, 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.