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Perseid Meteor Shower

  • Join Frosty Drew astronomers at the Observatory on August 11, 2022 and again on August 12, 2022, weather permitting, to witness the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower. We will open the Observatory, Observatory Courtyard, Sky Theatre, and Science Center at 8:30 p.m. In the Observatory, telescopes will showcase the night sky until meteors start becoming frequent, usually around 10:30 p.m. Telescopic views of Saturn, Jupiter, and more will serve as a mesmerizing start to a great night. Once meteors become frequent, we will all make our way outside to view the meteor shower. We may have portable telescopes available throughout the night with some great views of the planets and brighter stars. The Science Center and Sky Theatre will remain open all night with videos and showcases of celestial objects we have photographed at Frosty Drew Observatory. Bring your friends and family. Break out your lawn chairs and blankets, *binoculars, and telescopes. Sit under the beautifully clear dark sky of Charlestown, Rhode Island and have a fabulous astronomy experience as shooting stars blaze the sky!