Summer Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Summer Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, Jun 23, 2023 - CLOSED
Tickets are required to attend. Please read below.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Summer 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.

For the third consecutive Friday, we are expecting inclement weather. Forecasts are calling for overcast conditions, fog, and heavy rain setting in overnight. This has been really unfortunate because we have missed out on the entire period of dark sky viewing as it applies to the Moon. Tonight’s lunar phase is a 26% waxing crescent, which would have been stunning to view. Additionally, first views of the Milky Way during our stargazing session would have happened tonight. This doesn’t mean that we’ve missed out on the view, as July offers fabulous viewing opportunities, but tonight would have been a good early view. Due to the rather dismal forecast, we will, once again, keep the Observatory and Science Center closed tonight, and will attempt another opening on Friday, June 30, 2023. Clouds begone!

Take a moment to catch up on some celestial happenings in:
A Celebration of Space - June 23, 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 Prepare for Summertime Conditions: The Frosty Drew Observatory is located inside Ninigret Park and borders the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. Insects and arachnids are a concern when visiting the Frosty Drew campus. We have observed mosquitoes, green head flies, deer flies, ticks, biting ants, and more. Please read the Mosquitoes and Insects section on our Visiting the Observatory page to familiarize yourself with adequate preparation measures.

Please note that we do not allow any white lights on our campus from dusk - dawn. 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.