Event: August Supermoon at Frosty Drew

Event: August Supermoon at Frosty Drew

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Saturday August 29, 2015 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Summer Saturday Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will showcase the August Supermoon and Saturn starting at 8:00 p.m. Get your geek on at Frosty Drew tonight!
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NASA Tests Orion’s Fate During Parachute Failure Scenario

Reported by Universe Today

What would happen to the astronaut crews aboard NASA’s Orion deep space capsule in the event of parachute failures in the final moments before splashdown upon returning from weeks to years long forays to the Moon, Asteroids or Mars? NASA teams are evaluating Orion’s fate under multiple scenarios in case certain of(...)Read the rest of […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:22:34 +0000

Eclipse By Fire! Smoky Haze Pervades Night Sky, Darkens Moon

Reported by Universe Today

Did you see the Moon last night? I walked outside at 10:30 p.m. and was stunned to see a dark, burnt-orange Full Moon as if September’s eclipse had arrived a month early. Why? Heavy smoke from forest fires in Washington, California and Montana has now spread to cover nearly half the country in a smoky pall, soaking […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:15:54 +0000

Tiny Space Telescope to Aim at 'Super-Earth' Atmospheres

Reported by SPACE.com

If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including "super-Earths."
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:27:24 EDT

Second Cosmic Ray Detector Delivered to Space Station

Reported by SPACE.com

A Japanese cargo ship that arrived on Monday at the space station delivered an astrophysics telescope that will join the flagship Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer in hunting for cosmic rays.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:22:37 EDT

Best Space Stories of the Week – Aug. 30, 2015

Reported by SPACE.com

Mars One seeks billionaires, Ceres and Dione get close-ups, a Martian hoax is debunked and Stephen Hawking solves a black hole conundrum in Space.com's top stories for this week.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:17:35 EDT

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