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Celebration of Space - May 7, 2021

Celebration of Space - May 7, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On April 29, 2021, China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) launched the core module of its new modular space station. The core module, named Tainhe, is the first component of the larger Tiangong Space Station, which will be assembled in space in a s...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 7 May 2021 13:02:20 EDT

Celebration of Space - April 30, 2021

Celebration of Space - April 30, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Over the past several weeks, we have been experiencing a new occurrence during our Stargazing Nights event at Frosty Drew Observatory, and I think it is important to note that during the springtime at Frosty Drew we are operating in a down-season capacity....
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 13:40:32 EDT

Celebration of Space - April 23, 2021

Celebration of Space - April 23, 2021

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This past Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Earth-facing sunspot group – AR2816, erupted in a spectacular C-Class solar flare, spewing a coronal mass ejection (CME) towards Earth. Just to be clear, a C-Class flare is not massively significant and doesn't mea...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 13:40:05 EDT

Celebration of Space - April 16, 2021

Celebration of Space - April 16, 2021

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This past week, during a high-speed spin test of the Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which accompanied the Perseverance Rover to Mars, experienced an unexpected shutdown due to a fail safe mechanism designed to detect issues and shutdown related processes to pr...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:21:58 EDT

Celebration of Space - March 19, 2021

Celebration of Space - March 19, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 5:37 a.m. EDT (tomorrow morning), Earth’s equator will intersect with the ecliptic (the path the Sun takes across the sky) marking the Vernal Equinox, and the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. At this time the Ear...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:09:41 EDT

Celebration of Space - March 12, 2021

Celebration of Space - March 12, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

For those that sleep at night, this coming Sunday morning, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m. you will be robbed of one hour of sleep, as we advance our clocks from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Though controversial, moving to EDT is...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:54:22 EST