Photo: An Early Morning Scene

Photo: An Early Morning Scene

From Gallery: Milky Way Galaxy

May is a fantastic month to catch sight (or a photo) of the Milky Way galaxy stretching across the sky over Frosty Drew Observatory. The galactic nucleus rises over the trees in the hours after midnight, making for a stunning view of thousands of stars, co...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 25 May 2018 09:55:57 EDT

Weekly Happenings - May 19th

Weekly Happenings - May 19th

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Weekly Happenings is a weekly digest of current events and happenings in astronomy and science, either local or worldwide. This is the place to grab a quick astro-fix to settle your anxiety about space or perhaps to woo your friends with your astro-prowess...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sun, 20 May 2018 11:19:25 EDT

Weekly Happenings - May 5th

Weekly Happenings - May 5th

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Weekly Happenings is a weekly digest of current events and happenings in astronomy and science, either local or worldwide. This is the place to grab a quick astro-fix to settle your anxiety about space or perhaps to woo your friends with your astro-prowess...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 4 May 2018 18:27:52 EDT

Astronomical Potpourri for May

Astronomical Potpourri for May

Reported by David Huestis's Columns

I never tire of observing “burning rocks” falling from the sky. While these remnants of comets or pieces of asteroids really do not burn as such, they do disintegrate due to friction as they slam into Earth’s dense atmosphere at supersonic speeds. Th...
  • By: David Huestis
  • On: Tue, 1 May 2018 12:48:24 EDT

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

From Gallery: Super Blue Lunar Eclipse

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