Stargazing Nights - CLOSED
- Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
- Fri, Dec 29, 2023 - CLOSED
- Tickets are not 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.
After a dismal New England week, drizzle and clouds will persist into our night of celestial celebrations. Considering that the sky will remain overcast, and Ninigret Park is a swamp from all the rain of the past few weeks, we will keep the Observatory and Science Center closed tonight. We will attempt an opening next on Sunday, December 31, 2023 for our New Year’s Eve Stargazing event. We’ll see you then.
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 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.