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“What a treasure!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frosty Drew Observatory

Frosty Drew Observatory
Rhode Island
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123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“What a treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

This little observatory, tucked into Charlestown's Ninigret Park, is a fantastic resource. Their programs are terrific, and on clear Friday nights, the public can go and look through that giant telescope.
To make it even more awesome, Charlestown, where it's located, has one of the darkest skies on the New England coast. Perfect for star gazing.

Visited December 2013
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth the trip!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

We visited on one of the free Fridays and were the only family there. The large telescope was manned by a very enthusiastic volunteer who is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the equipment and the skies. Although clouds limited our ability to see very much, he shared some amazing photos taken at the observatory and gave our son some wonderful tips about homemade options for viewing the sun. They claim to have the darkest skies in Rhode Island and I can believe it..we almost drove right by missing their entrance as everything is quite dark. I cannot think of a better place to go to see a meteor shower or to catch a spectacular astronomical happening if you are in the vicinity.

Visited February 2013
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Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
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132 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Nice place to check out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

If you like night sky viewing this is a great place to check out. On Friday nights the observatory is open free of charge. There are always helpful people there and pads to bring and set up your own telescope on.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Timothy G
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