Summer Stargazing Nights - CLOSED
- Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
- Fri, Jul 14, 2023 - CLOSED
- This Event has been Canceled. 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.
Tonight's forecast is calling for thunderstorms, heavy rain, and mostly cloudy sky conditions. Due to the dangers present with intense thunderstorm activity, the Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center will remain closed tonight. We will try again on Friday, July 21, 2023 with our Summer Stargazing Nights event.
Take a moment to catch up on some astro happenings in this week's:
A Celebration of Space - July 14, 2023
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.