Saturday, September 26, 2020 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 first quarter Moon will be in perfect position for spectacular up-close viewing in our telescopes and on our grounds.
Starting at 8:00 p.m. the Frosty Drew campus 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. The Lunar Lounge will be setup with a live telescopic projection of the Moon. Video stations will be available showcasing the Moon using fantastic lunar imagery captured by Frosty Drew Observatory and other scientific institutions. In the Sky Theatre we will be showing videos and hosting presentations about the Moon.
Due to restrictions on the number of people that can be in groups, we have integrated a temporary ticketing system. Tickets can be acquired online only! A link to acquire tickets will be posted on this event page no earlier than the day before the event, if weather is acceptable for viewing. We frequently post links on the day of the event so we have the most accurate forecast. Please DO NOT attempt to circumvent the ticketing process by using the standard donation form on our website. THAT WILL NOT GET YOU A TICKET OR ACCESS TO THIS EVENT! A ticket is required for admission at tonight’s event!
Important information about tickets:
- A maximum of 90 tickets will be available for each night depending on telescope availability.
- A ticket is required for each person in your party / group that is over 4 years of age.
- Tickets will not be available on site. This means you need to arrive with your ticket.
- Tickets will be checked at the Observatory main gate, either electronically or physically.
- The name on the ticket must match the name of the ticket holder.
- If you do not have a ticket, you will not be granted admission. Don't just show up!
- Tickets are non-refundable.
- This event is weather dependent and cancellations will be posted on the day of the event.
- Though tickets have different times listed, all ticket holders can stay on the campus for the entire duration of the event. The times are to mitigate the formation of a long admission line.
- We cannot guarantee the weather, nor can we guarantee that you will see what you may expect.
Tickets to this event can be acquired here when we post the acquisition link.
We ask for a donation of $5 per person over the age of 4 years. If you have children under the age of 5, they do not need a ticket.
When visiting, please be aware of signage and social distancing markers as well as flow indicators. If you are experiencing any symptoms of any contagion, stay home and postpone your visit, even if that means forfeiture of your ticket. Visitors who are visibly displaying symptoms of a contagion will not be granted admission. This is just how it is for now, so take your allergy pill before departing for Frosty Drew Observatory!
So stop in for a fun mid-autumn night under the beautiful moonlit skies of Ninigret Park and become acquainted with our only natural satellite, the Moon!