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Spooky Views - A Halloween Stargazing Experience

  • Join the Frosty Drew Astronomers for a night under spooky Halloween skies. There will be views of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and more in our telescopes. On the campus, there will have activities to celebrate astronomy and Halloween. Loads of candy will be available as well throughout the night. As the witching hour approaches the telescopes will be directed towards planetary nebulae - the ghostly remnants of dying stars, as we celebrate the departure from the lighter half of the year and plunge into the darker half. The Observatory, Science Center, and Sky Theatre will be out in full Halloween mode with frightful sights, spooky sounds, and candy available for all who visit. Sit with the Sky Evangelists under the willow for a kid friendly story time. The Sky Theatre will host the original 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast by Orson Wells accompanied by select images shown on screen as well as additional props. A scavenger hunt will be available for kids (and adults), designed to take you around the campus. Telescope observation will depend on weather conditions, though the event will happen regardless of weather. Reservations are required to attend this event. Please see the event page for information. Dig out that old costume, put on your mask and come out to the creepy woodlands of Ninigret Park to celebrate the Eve of All Hallows... If you dare...