At this time we are expecting mostly cloudy conditions for this event, with skies becoming fully overcast before midnight. We will open tonight for the event, though our telescopes will be on standby until we can evaluate any viewing opportunities. As such we will not have as many viewing stations available and live projections of the Moon will not be setup. Let's hope clouds are thin enough for views in our telescopes.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 is this year’s International Observe the Moon Night, and Frosty Drew Observatory will join thousands of museums, observatories, and science institutions around the world in spotlighting our nearest neighbor, the Moon. The 58% waxing gibbous Moon will be in perfect position for spectacular up-close viewing in our telescopes and on our grounds.
Starting at 6:00 p.m. the Frosty Drew grounds will be bustling with Lunar activities to mesmerize; including a telescope with a wide angle view of the entire Lunar surface, and a telescope presenting deep sky objects, stars, and everything non-Lunar. In the Observatory our main telescope will use high magnification to focus on notable craters and the Apollo landing sites. Video stations will be setup showcasing the Moon with fantastic imagery taken of the moon by Frosty Drew and other scientific institutions. In the Sky Theatre we will be showing videos and presentations about the Moon.
Come out for a fun end-of-summer night under the beautiful moonlit skies of Ninigret Park and become acquainted with our only natural satellite, the Moon!