Frosty Drew Observatory is located inside Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Frosty Drew is open to the public every Friday night for observing through the telescopes if they sky is clear or for a presentation in the Sky Theater when conditions are less favorable. In the summertime, the observatory adds Wednesday night stargazing sessions. Amateur astronomers are encouraged to bring their own telescopes and binoculars for viewing and sharing. An EarthSky member said, “This location is known to have the darkest skies between Boston and New York. The views are incredible.”
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.