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

Weekly Space Hangout – Sept 16, 2016: News Roundup!

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

Death of a Spacecraft: Bittersweet Mood as Rosetta Crash-Lands on Comet

Reported by Space.com

Today (Sept. 30) marks the end of operations for the European Space Agency's (ESA) historic Rosetta mission, and the mood felt almost funereal as the postlanding celebration began....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:40:00 EDT

Moon Phases and 3 Meteor Showers In Oct. 2016 - Where To Look | Skywatching Video

Reported by Space.com

Find out when and where the new, crescent, quarter and full moon phases will occur this month. Also the Taurid, Orionid and Draconid meteor showers will 'rain.' ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:23:00 EDT

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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