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Celebrate the Milky Way

  • Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center resides in one of the darkest locations in southern New England, and one of the most accessible spots to see the Milky Way Galaxy in the New England area. Catching sight of the Milky Way stretching across the sky is a view that is regularly enjoyed at Frosty Drew, and one of the most frequent questions is "When can I see the Milky Way at Frosty Drew?". TO promote this amazing view, the Frosty Drew is adding a few Saturday night stargazing events themed on viewing the Milky Way. These are the weekend nights that will offer best viewing of the Milky Way during the summer months. Hang out with astronomers and telescopes as they showcase many of the fascinating celestial objects that are found along the Milky Way galactic plane, including young star clusters, star forming nebulae, colorful binary star systems, and thousands of stars. The Milky Way will become visible after 10:00 p.m., with best views kicking in when twilight wanes. These are the nights to lay out under thousands of stars with no Moon to obscure your view. If seeing the Milky Way is on your bucket list, or if you just want a relaxing night to lay out under a sky full of stars, then this is your chance.