Event: Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Event: Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday September 30, 2016 CLOSED

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight's forecast of rain, fog, and wind will keep the Observatory closed. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:38:26 EDT

Life in Space, 'Star Trek' Tech & the Future of Space Exploration

Reported by Space.com

NASA astronauts and researchers gathered at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York to talk about life on the International Space Station, the journey to Mars and the future of space exploration....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:30:00 EDT

What It's Like to Work in Space, Using Bulky EVA Gloves

Reported by Space.com

Tightening a lug nut on the tire of your car in the driveway seems like an easy enough task, but imagine trying to do it while wearing incredibly bulky gloves and working in the vacuum of space. Still sound easy? ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:27:00 EDT

Weekly Space Hangout – Sept 30, 2016: Please Don’t Break Our Hearts Elon Musk

Reported by Universe Today

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Yoav Landsman (@MasaCritit) Their stories this week: Elon&...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:38:42 +0000

Journey’s End: Comet Crash for Rosetta Mission Finale

Reported by Universe Today

With a soft “awwww” from the mission team in the control center in Darmstadt, Germany, the signal from the Rosetta spacecraft faded, indicating the end of its journey. Rosetta made a controlled impact onto Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, sending ba...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:57:12 +0000

Rosetta Wows With Amazing Closeups of Comet 67P Before Final ‘Crunchdown’

Reported by Universe Today

Rosetta fell silent moments after 6:19 a.m. Eastern Time (12:19 UT) this morning, when it gently crashed into 67P/C-G 446 million miles (718 million km) from Earth. As the probe descended to the comet's bouldery surface of the comet in free fall, it snapp...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:55:06 +0000

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