Event: Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

Event: Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will experience a fabulous eclipse of the Sun. Frosty Drew Observatory will be open all day celebrating this spectacular event! Read more...
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:38:14 EDT

You Don't Have Eclipse Glasses? Who Cares!

You Don't Have Eclipse Glasses? Who Cares!

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

With the celestial event of the year only days away, the United States is in full out freak-out mode. A last minute cram to gear up for the day has commenced and makers of solar paper optics have propelled far into the black as excitement mounts for the Gr...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:20:49 EDT

Safely Observe The Solar Eclipse

Safely Observe The Solar Eclipse

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

We are in the last stretch before the fabulous Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. This is an event that you will not want to miss. Though viewing the eclipse will be quite memorable, safety is paramount to forming a lasting positive memory, in...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:21:48 EDT

The Perseids and The Gibbous Moon

The Perseids and The Gibbous Moon

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Remember that amazing meteor shower that happens in August? That is the Perseid Meteor Shower and it started on July 17th, making now the time to plan where you will be for the August 12-13th shower peak. Meteor activity will continue to increase as we clo...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 16:58:59 EDT

The Red Light District…

The Red Light District…

Reported by Tom Abbott's Columns

Is a term I use, when referring to the area surrounding an observatory or any other area where telescopes are in use. This term should in no way be confused with the red lights of bordellos, found throughout the world. Yes both use red lights, but for enti...
  • By: Tom Abbott
  • On: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:33:42 EST

Photo: Saturn with Six Moons

Photo: Saturn with Six Moons

From Gallery: Planet: Saturn

Saturn has reached the point in it's 30 Earth-year orbit where it is tilted at maximum towards the Sun. This is Summer Solstice on Saturn and marks best views of the top side of Saturn's rings in a 30 year period. In this photo Saturn is silhouette by six ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 7 Jul 2017 10:40:30 EDT