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Astronomy Picture of the DayThe Elephant s Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

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Event: Stargazing Nights

Event: Stargazing Nights

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday January 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre and Observatory at 6:00 with views of the cosmos. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:37:17 EST

Bullseye: Amazing SpaceX Images Highlight Perfect Falcon 9 Landing

Reported by Universe Today

SpaceX was able to celebrate a successful return to flight this week with a picture-perfect launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on January 14, 2017 that successfully delivered a fleet of ten advanced Iridium NEXT mobile voice and data relay satellites to orbit. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:00:43 +0000

NASA: 2016 Was the Warmest Year on Record… Again!

Reported by Universe Today

The reality of Climate Change has become painfully apparent in recent years, thanks to extended droughts in places like California, diminishing water tables around the world, rising tides, and coastal storms of increasing intensity and frequency. But perha...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:37:21 +0000

Adventures With “Copyscope”

Reported by Universe Today

Every telescope has a story to tell. We returned back to the U S of A recently, and one of our first tasks upon re-establishing our lives back in Florida was to dig through the archaeological strata that is our storage unit. Headlamp on and Leatherman in h...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:52:23 +0000

'Mission Mars' Exhibit Brings Red Planet Exploration to Space Center Houston

Reported by Space.com

NASA's ambition to send astronauts to Mars comes alive in an interactive exhibit opening at Space Center Houston. The new "Mission Mars" exhibit invites guests to step onto Mars at the official visitor center for the Johnson Space Center in Texas. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:48:00 EST

WATCH LIVE @ 4 p.m. EST: NASA's New Horizons Team Talks Pluto & Beyond

Reported by Space.com

Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the Kuiper Belt during a Facebook Live event at 4 p.m. EST....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:30:00 EST