Event: Venus and Jupiter in Conjunction

Event: Venus and Jupiter in Conjunction

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Starting at 8:00 p.m. we will be showing both Venus and Jupiter in the primary 16” telescope. At the completion of the conjunction Saturn will be on display for those hoping for a glance at Saturn's fascinating rings. We will stay open until 11:00 p.m.
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:30:19 EDT

How to Find Pluto in the Night Sky: July 1

Reported by SPACE.com

In anticipation of the New Horizons flyby of Pluto on July 14, this sky chart can help you find Pluto in the night sky (with the assistance of a high-power telescope).
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:41:38 EDT

Russian Cargo Spacecraft Will Launch to Space Station Early Friday

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Russia's Progress 60 freighter is scheduled to blast off atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan at 12:55 a.m. EDT Friday (0455 GMT; 10:55 a.m. local time in Kazakhstan).
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:38:28 EDT

'The Fold' (US 2015): Book Excerpt

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Excerpt from the novel "The Fold" by Peter Clines.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:48:32 EDT

Beam Me Up, Scotty: Technobabble's Role in the Arts (Op-Ed)

Reported by SPACE.com

In a pinch, would you rather drive that ship with dilithium crystals or good old-fashioned ion propulsion?
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:45:20 EDT

Sinkholes Offer Glimpse into Comet's Heart

Reported by SPACE.com

Strange pits and divots observed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko may be sinkholes, not unlike those that appear on Earth, a new analysis suggests.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:11:55 EDT

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