Galaxies

Galaxies

From Gallery: Galaxies

When we look up at the night sky, pretty much everything we see with our unaided eyes exists as part of the Milky Way galaxy, the galaxy we reside in. Containing around 200 billion stars, the Milky Way galaxy is not only vast, but rather invisible from our...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:16:24 EST

Super Blue Lunar Eclipse

Super Blue Lunar Eclipse

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During the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 31, 2018 a fabulous total lunar eclipse occurred over the western half of the United States. In New England, we missed the total eclipse stages, though penumbral eclipse as well as a few minutes of parti...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 14:03:09 EST

Photo: The Orion Nebula

Photo: The Orion Nebula

From Gallery: Diffuse Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a huge molecular hydrogen nebula with active star formation occurring. Residing at about 1,400 light years distant, the nebula is the closest site of massive star formation to the Solar System. In the image, blue region is a product of ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:47:57 EST

Dressing for All-Night Winter Stargazing

Dressing for All-Night Winter Stargazing

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

With the heart of winter bearing down on New England in full attack mode, stargazing starts to sound a bit relentless and the idea becomes as remote as a sunny day at the beach. Though the cold temperatures and snowy landscape can be a cause for thermal co...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:00:18 EST

Great American Solar Eclipse

Great American Solar Eclipse

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On Monday, August 21, 2017 the Great American Solar Eclipse happened over Frosty Drew Observatory. Though not a total eclipse at our location, we experienced a fabulous 66.5% partial eclipse. The eclipse began at 1:27 p.m. and continued until 4:01 p.m., wi...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:58:53 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