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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

Celebration of Space - March 5, 2021

Celebration of Space - March 5, 2021

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This past week, the NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) completed its final functional performance tests. These tests, among others, tested the electronics and mechanics of the observatory as it applies to the stresses of launch. Results confirmed that ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 5 Mar 2021 13:17:38 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

Celebration of Space - February 26, 2021

Celebration of Space - February 26, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

After the successful landing of the NASA Perseverance Rover on Mars, all of us back here on Earth have been gifted with a constant stream of amazing photos, videos, and audio of the red planet. Initial reports and testing are showing that the rover is func...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:47:48 EST

Celebration of Space - Perseverance Rover

Celebration of Space - Perseverance Rover

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming week set some time aside to get engaged with the many events surrounding the landing of the Mars Perseverance rover. Starting on Tuesday, February 16th, news conferences will kick off. These conferences will cover everything from the rover's te...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 15:34:20 EST