On Tuesday nights you can head to the historic Ladd Observatory, part of the campus of Brown University, for a weekly public viewing of the night sky over the beautiful city of Providence. The observatory has been a part of Brown since 1891, and was famously used by author H.P. Lovecraft between 1906 and '18.
As long as there is an event scheduled, the observatory will be open whether or not the weather cooperates. On clear nights, the staff of Brown's department of physics will help you guide the sky to find moons, planets and distant stars. If it is too cloudy for a good view through the telescope, they will guide a tour through the observatory and it's various exhibits on the history of science and discovery through. There will be something going on most weeks, so even if the sky seems a little iffy you should come on down.
The full schedule of when the observatory has a public viewing can be found here. While it is open on Tuesday nights more often than not, the schedule changes throughout the year so be sure to show up on time. This event is always free and open to the public, so you don't need to bring anything but your fascination in the study of science.
The Ladd Observatory is located at 210 Doyle Avenue, just a little bit north of the main part of Brown's campus down Hope Street. For the most current updates on the observatory you can follow them on twitter @LaddObs and their page on Google+. They often host special events outside of the weekly public viewings, so be sure to check out their pages to find out what else is going on in and outside of our world. See you there!