Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Fri, Dec 1, 2023 - CLOSED
This Event is Cancelled

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 is Stargazing Night at Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center, and after a rather beautiful late-autumn week, the clouds and rain are returning just in time to crash our astro geekout. We can expect overcast conditions moving into the region later this afternoon with rain starting after 9:00 pm. Even with the presence of the 81% waning gibbous Moon, which rises at 8:05 pm, the clouds will be too heavy for a view. Due to the rain and clouds we will keep the Observatory and Science Center closed tonight. We’ll open next on Friday, December 8, 2023 with our regular Stargazing Nights event. We’ll see you then!

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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.

Read about our Observatory Dome Access Passes, which are available on a first come first serve basis.

How to Prepare for Autumn Conditions: The second half of autumn at Frosty Drew will bring cooler than expected temperatures. The wide open environment, and outdoor design of the event, will directly expose visitors to the elements. Dressing for winter temperatures is highly recommended when visiting during this time of year. The Observatory building is not climate controlled and the temperatures inside the building must match the outside air temperatures for correct operations. A wind breaking jacket, hat, and warm shoes are necessary when visiting.

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.