Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, Mar 31, 2023 - CLOSED
Tickets may be required to attend. Please read below.

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 calling for patchy fog, overcast conditions, rain, and increasing winds. Additionally, inclement weather will continue through Saturday as well, which will shut down our onsite plans for the annual 401 Gives fundraiser that is happening this weekend. The weather in 2023 certainly seems to be timed with our events.

Due to tonight’s rather dismal forecasts, we are going to keep the Observatory and Science Center closed. We will try to open again on Friday, April 7, 2023. Clouds begone!

Take a moment to catch up on some awesome happenings in space this week in:
A Celebration of Space - March 31, 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.