Summer Stargazing Nights - CLOSED
- Frosty Drew Observatory
- Wed, Aug 21, 2019 - CLOSED
- $5 Suggested Donation per person 5 years and older
UPDATE: August 21, 2019 ===================
Tonight's forecast for heavy rain, severe t-storms, fog, and mostly cloud skies will keep the Observatory, Sky Theatre, and Science Center closed. Though we could have potentially scored a view through the mostly cloudy skies, the high probability for severe t-storms will make for a dangerous situation in regards to lightning strikes. We open next on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm for our Summer Stargazing Nights event. We'll see you then!
Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Summer Stargazing Nights! Every Wednesday and Friday night (weather permitting) we open our Observatory, Sky Theatre, and telescopes to the skies and offer free stargazing and astronomy to anybody interested in observing with us.
Tonight we will open around 8:00 pm with views of the beautiful night sky over Ninigret Park that will rock your night. Hang out with our astronomers and telescopes as we showcase the Rings of Saturn, the cratered lunar surface, the Galilean Moons of Jupiter, the polar ice caps of Mars, the phases of Venus, massive stars, speckled star clusters, vast nebulae, distant galaxies, and the best views of the Milky Way in Rhode Island. We stay open late, sometimes until dawn, and close when the skies become unobservable or everybody leaves. Be sure to subscribe to the Frosty Drew Observatory mailing list, follow us on Twitter (@FrostyDrewOBSY) or on Facebook to receive status updates about our Summer Stargazing Nights program and more.
If you are looking for that awesome astronomy thing to do or just want a night out to experience the cosmos under the darkest skies in Rhode Island, then this is your chance.
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 from dusk - dawn. 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.
We will update this event listing on the day of the event. The update will describe our plans for the night and what to expect regarding weather and astronomical sights.