Event: Public Stargazing

Event: Public Stargazing

From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday August 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Public Stargazing Night! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre and Observatory at 7:00 on standby. If the sky is clear enough we will start with Saturn and more. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:58:48 EST

Photo: The August 2014 Supermoon

Photo: The August 2014 Supermoon

From Gallery: The Moon

On Sunday August 10, 2014, the annual supermoon occurred. A supermoon happens when the monthly lunar perigee (the Moon's closest point to Earth in its orbit) happens within 24 hours of the full lunar phase. On August 10th, the closest lunar perigee of the ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:55:09 EDT

CYGNUS: Swan of the Night Sky

CYGNUS: Swan of the Night Sky

As reported by John Weaver's Columns

Dominating the summer sky, Cygnus is one of the largest constellations and one of the most recognizable. Comprised of about nine stars, the pattern of Cygnus follows as a swan in flight. Go outside a few hours after dark and look towards the east. You shou...
  • By: John Weaver
  • On: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 15:57:48 EDT

ENCELADUS: A World of Ice

ENCELADUS: A World of Ice

As reported by John Weaver's Columns

Enceladus (en-SELL-ah-dus) is one of the many moons of the planet Saturn and by far one of the most interesting objects within our solar system. It features a strikingly pale surface – a thick covering of ice. But scientists are now speculating that ther...
  • By: John Weaver
  • On: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:13:35 EDT

Photo: Sexy Saturn

Photo: Sexy Saturn

From Gallery: Planet: Saturn

On June 22, 2014. The atmospheric conditions over Frosty Drew Observatory were fabulous. We took advantage of this excellent New England oddity and shot this photo of Saturn. In this shot, Saturn's moons (from left) Titan, Rhea, Enceladus, Tethys, and D...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:39:21 EDT

The Owl - Planetary Nebula in Ursa Major

The Owl - Planetary Nebula in Ursa Major

As reported by Glenn Chaple's Columns

Last month, we paid a visit to the spiral galaxy M108. I promised to feature its neighbor, the planetary nebula M97, this month. Did you take a sneak peek? I don’t blame you. Just 3/4 degree southeast of M108, M97 can be glimpsed in the same low-power fi...
  • By: Glenn Chaple
  • On: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:34:46 EDT