Event: Stargazing Night

Event: Stargazing Night

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday October 9, 2015 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 with views of Uranus, Neptune and more. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 15:53:15 EST

NASA Webb Telescope Construction Leaps Forward with Delivery of Mirror Holding Backbone Flight Structure

Reported by Universe Today

NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD – The construction pace for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) took a major leap forward with delivery of the actual flight structure that serves as the observatory’s critical mirror holding backbone – to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and observed by Universe Today. “We are […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:14:56 +0000

Surprise! Pluto Has Blue Skies (Photo)

Reported by SPACE.com

A new photo beamed home by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which performed history's first flyby of Pluto this past July, reveals that the dwarf planet's skies have an azure tinge.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:11:55 EDT

A Mission to a Metal World: The Psyche Mission

Reported by Universe Today

In their drive to set exploration goals for the future, NASA’s Discovery Program put out the call for proposals for their thirteenth Discovery mission in February 2014. After reviewing the 27 initial proposals, a panel of NASA and other scientists and engineers recently selected five semifinalists for additional research and development, one or two of which […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:02:29 +0000

Ancient Mars Had Long-Lasting Lakes, Boosting Chances for Life

Reported by SPACE.com

A series of freshwater lakes within Mars' 96-mile-wide Gale Crater likely persisted for hundreds or thousands of years at a time, and perhaps even longer, according to the new study, which is based on observations made by NASA's Curiosity rover.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:15:50 EDT

Private Dream Chaser Space Plane Poised for New Flight Tests in 2016

Reported by SPACE.com

The Dream Chaser space plane, which would continue the legacy of NASA's shuttle program, is getting ready for a second stage of flight testing.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:23:37 EDT

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