Celebrate The Milky Way - CLOSED

Celebrate The Milky Way - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Sat, Jul 8, 2023 - CLOSED
This Event has been Cancelled

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center resides in one of the darkest locations in southern New England, and one of the most accessible spots to see the Milky Way Galaxy in the New England area. Catching sight of the Milky Way stretching across the sky is a view that we regularly enjoy at Frosty Drew, and one of our most frequent questions is "When can I see the Milky Way at Frosty Drew?". TO promote this amazing view, we are adding a few Saturday night stargazing events themed on viewing the Milky Way. These are the weekend nights that we think will offer best viewing of the Milky Way during the summer months.

Due to tonight's forecast for fog and overcast conditions, we are cancelling this event. We will host another Celebrate the Milky Way event on Saturday, July 15, 2023.

Preparing for a 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.

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 bean 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.

To allow for visitors to freely explore all of the amazing experiences at Frosty Drew Observatory without having to wait in long lines, we have integrated a pass-based group access process that applies to only the large telescope inside the observatory dome. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with this process as part of your planning steps.

Now gear up for a fabulous night out at the darkest spot in Rhode Island and celebrate fabulous views of the Milky Way.

Photo: The Milky Way rises over Frosty Drew Observatory in 2019 by Frosty Drew Astronomy Team member, Scott MacNeill.