Event: Summer Saturday Stargazing

Event: Summer Saturday Stargazing

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Saturday July 4, 2015 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Summer Saturday Stargazing Nights! Every Saturday night (weather permitting) during the summer tourism season we open our dome, sky theatre, and telescopes to the skies for free.
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Thu, 14 May 2015 00:06:41 EDT

Event: Public Stargazing

Event: Public Stargazing

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday July 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Public Stargazing Night! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre and Observatory at 6:00 with views of the Sun, the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and more. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 15:25:28 EST

Photo: Messier 17 - The Swan Nebula

Photo: Messier 17 - The Swan Nebula

From Gallery: Diffuse Nebula

Messier 17 is a huge H II star forming nebula in the constellation Sagittarius. Residing at just over 5,000 light years, M17 has a diameter of about 15 light years. Messier 17 is quite similar in composition and shape to the Orion Nebula, though when viewi...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:11:23 EDT

Messier 3 - Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici

Messier 3 - Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici

Reported by Glenn Chaple's Columns

As May gives way to June, backyard astronomers begin to anticipate the arrival of summer’s globular clusters, and with good reason. The globular-laden constellations Ophiuchus, Scorpius, and Sagittarius are beginning to show up in the early evening sky. ...
  • By: Glenn Chaple
  • On: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:59:40 EDT

Photo: 61 Cygni - Piazzi's Flying Star

Photo: 61 Cygni - Piazzi's Flying Star

From Gallery: Binary & Multi Star Systems

61 Cygni, found in the constellation Cygnus, resides at 11.4 light years distant and is a stunning binary star. This star system is comprised of two K-type stars that are gravitationally bound and orbiting a common barycenter every 659 years. Just barely n...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:09:38 EDT

Photo: Messier 22 - Globular Cluster in Sagittarius

Photo: Messier 22 - Globular Cluster in Sagittarius

From Gallery: Globular Clusters

Messier 22 is a huge globular star cluster residing at only 10,600 light years distant, making M22 one of the closer globular clusters to Earth. An elliptical globular cluster, M22 is near 100 light years in diameter. Messier 22 is one of the best summer t...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:27:48 EDT