Event: Public Stargazing

Event: Public Stargazing

From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday July 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Public Stargazing Night! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre and Observatory at 6:00 with views of the Sun, Mars, Saturn, and more. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:55:56 EST

Mining the Moon? Space Property Rights Still Unclear, Experts Say

From Gallery: SPACE.com

As the world celebrates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11's giant leap to the moon, some people are eyeing the celestial body's bounty of resources. But it's unclear at the moment who is allowed to extract and profit from the moon's resources.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:28:53 EDT

Alien Planet's Size Measured Like Never Before

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Using observations by NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes, researchers determined that the exoplanet Kepler-93b is 1.48 times the size of Earth, allowing scientists to conclude that the planet is very likely composed of iron and rock.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:27:25 EDT

Bunnies on the Moon? 7 Lunar Myths Apollo 11 Debunked

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Is the moon made of green cheese? Is it a hollow spaceship? Apollo 11 helped put these and other ideas to rest.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:25:58 EDT

Apollo 11 Splashdown 45 Years Ago on July 24, 1969 Concludes 1st Moon Landing Mission – Gallery

From Gallery: Universe Today

The three man crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 45 years ago today on July 24, 1969 – successfully concluding Earth’s first journey to land humans on another world and return them safely to our Home Planet. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:07:25 +0000

See the Moon, Mercury and Venus Before Sunrise Friday

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Mercury and Venus will star in an early morning meet-up with the moon Friday (July 24). Both planets can be seen low in the east-northeast roughly 45 minutes before sunrise.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:12:49 EDT

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