From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
When: Friday March 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Public Stargazing Night! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre and Observatory at 6:30. Skies will likely be overcast but if it clears, we will be looking. Read about it....
- By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
- On: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:22:49 EST
As reported by David Huestis's Columns
General knowledge of basic science concepts and processes is severely lacking among students of all ages in the United States. What I learned in grade school back in the 60s is unfamiliar to many university level students today. This educational disparity ...
- By: David Huestis
- On: Thu, 6 Mar 2014 11:16:53 EST
From Gallery: Supernovae
A shot we captured at Frosty Drew last night showcasing supernova SN 2014J in the Cigar Galaxy (M82). The supernova has clearly been dimming over the past two weeks and has a noticeable yellow color to it.
- By: Scott MacNeill
- On: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:18:09 EST
As reported by Mark Sweberg's Columns
I had driven down to Point Judith, ostensibly to look for Comet Lovejoy. The previous week, Comet ISON, which the media had heralded as a possible comet of the century, dominated the conversation during Thanksgiving dinner. Hopes were raised that it would ...
- By: Mark Sweberg
- On: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:02:25 EST
As reported by Glenn Chaple's Columns
We open the New Year with a double star that's as easy to split as it is to pronounce its Arabic name, Kaffaljidhma. We'll simply refer to it by the Bayer designation, gamma (γ) Ceti. Discovered by the German-Russian astronomer F. G. W. Struve in 1825 (it...
- By: Glenn Chaple
- On: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:41:20 EST
As reported by Francine Jackson's Columns
This has got to be one of the trickiest, and most confusing times of the year. As we here in the north are struggling to stay as warm as possible, we are experiencing what to many is not possible: Being as close to the Sun as the Earth can be.
In the ...
- By: Francine Jackson
- On: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:19:31 EST