As reported by David Huestis's Columns
Is this time of the year a little too “taxing” for everyone? Well, I’ve got the perfect astronomical event to help you relax. On April 15, stargazers here in Southern New England will have an opportunity to observe a total lunar eclipse. Though the M...
- By: David Huestis
- On: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:52:56 EDT
From Gallery: Open Star Clusters
A shot we captured during our Public Stargazing event on March 22, 2014 of the Coma Star Cluster at the heart of the constellation Coma Berenices. The center of the Coma Star Cluster is 280 light years from Earth making it the third-closest Open Cluster to...
- By: Scott MacNeill
- On: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:22:17 EDT
As reported by Tom Abbott's Columns
On those beautiful nights when the sky is transparent, the atmosphere is calm and the Moon is bright; many a seasoned astronomer will keep their telescopes indoors. To me, they are missing out on a chance to see some of nature’s most spectacular celestia...
- By: Tom Abbott
- On: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:14:32 EDT
From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
When: May 3, 2014 Registration begins at 10am, Race begins 11:15
Celebrate spring with us at the 5th annual 5K Classic Run/Walk. The light trail run begins in front of the nature center/observatory, traverses Ninigret park showcasing all the natural treasures of the park and raising funds for a great cause.
- By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
- On: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:03:25 EDT
From Gallery: Frosty Drew Observatory
A shot of a fantastic lunar halo I captured last night over Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA. The bright Moon and clouds limited our viewing, but with the increasing humidity and temps hovering around freezing, we were optimistic f...
- By: Scott MacNeill
- On: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:52:32 EDT
As reported by Mark Sweberg's Columns
The deep, dark and incredibly cold winter’s night had begun. It was going to be a good one.
It was 7pm, and already a steady stream of visitors was making its way to the sixteen-inch telescope in the dome, and a line was forming outside. This Friday...
- By: Mark Sweberg
- On: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:58:02 EDT