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Address: 61 Park Ln., Charlestown, RI 02813
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+1 401-364-9508
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Fri 18:00 - 01:00

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Amazing, learning and relaxing experience

My daughter and I went to visit the place with the idea of taking pictures of the stars. It turned out to be a learning experience about constellations, planets, shooting stars... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went to visit the place with the idea of taking pictures of the stars. It turned out to be a learning experience about constellations, planets, shooting stars. We were so luck to be able to see the rings of Saturn through the telescope, we stayed until 1:00 AM. Volunteers are so kind and knowledgable! They're so... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to view the stars. Take a moment some time and put down your phone and stop texting! Look up at the stars and realize what a great place this really is. The folks here will help you understand what your seeing or you Can just take in the natural beautiful sky. Nice and dark great place to visit... More 

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Knowledgeable volunteer astronomers personally share the planets, stars and gallaxies through powerful telescopes with all visitors. The night I went with my cousin we saw Venus as a crescent and Saturn with it's rings. the volunteers answer all questions and stay until everyone present has viewed the featured night sky event. While there is no fee they do appreciate donations.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Pros: Hidden treasure of Rhode Island!! Mr. Scott was very friendly and learnt a lot from him. What a wonderful way to explore beyond the sky without a rockets. Cost: Trillion dollars😀😀😀. Na, donations welcome. A wonderful experience without costing a penny!! Tips: Don't be eaten away by bugs 🐝🐞🐜🐛. Get ur bug spray. Get ur water and food. Kids... More 

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Thank Krish0325
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Beautiful Friday night(07/17/15) and we got to see Saturn!! They also had a display on the side of the building of the recent pics of Pluto. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Great place to go!

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3 Thank Lisa Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

What an incredible treasure!!!! This is an amazing place. Scott is so friendly and knowledgeable. The telescopes are top quality. We always take all friends n family when they visit n they r always blown away by it. We saw Saturn n the Milky Way last week, it was mind blowing. A must do when in Charlestown. Open all year... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

This observatory is located at Ninigret Park in Charlestown. It is only open clear Friday nights when it gets dark during the summer months. When you go, you stand in line to get into the Observatory. Once you get up the stairs, there is usually a knowledgeable person from NASA or SETI that will point out the featured astrological planet... More 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

It was a beautiful Friday night and we went to the Frosty Drew Observatory. People there were friendly and knowledgeable. Shared lots of information with us.

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Thank Sudsy1313
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

The observatory is pretty cool, in a pretty dark location. The main telescope they have is pretty powerful and you can see planets pretty clearly. The night we were there, they were looking at Jupiter, one of my favorites. I went here one night with family visiting from out of town, and we all had a great time.

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Thank SomePersonHere
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Every clear Friday night, the Frosty Drew Observatory opens its rustic doors to a huge telescope for star and planet gazing. The people who are in charge of it are knowledgeable, eager to answer questions, and very helpful when young eyes are having difficulty focusing through the lens. It is very small inside and there's usually a line - so... More 

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