Stargazing Nights - CLOSED
- Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
- Fri, Feb 23, 2024 - CLOSED
- $5 Suggested Donation Per Person
Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center's Stargazing Nights! Every Friday night (weather permitting) we open our Observatory, Science Center, Sky Theatre, and telescopes to the sky and offer free stargazing and astronomy to anybody interested in observing with us.
Tonight's forecasts are calling for rain ending around 9:00pm with clouds and fog sticking around for a bit. Considering that the full Moon occurs tomorrow morning, we aren’t missing out on too much aside from excessive Moon light. Considering that the campus will be wet, windy, and foggy, we will keep the Observatory and Science Center closed tonight. We’ll open next on Friday, March 1, 2024 with our Winter 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.
How to Dress for Winter Conditions: The Frosty Drew Observatory is not climate controlled, and the temperature 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.