Event: Stargazing Nights

Event: Stargazing Nights

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday April 19, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Observatory and Sky Theatre at 7:00 pm offering fabulous astronomy experiences. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:23:24 EST

The Event Horizon of a Black Hole

The Event Horizon of a Black Hole

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) announced that they had captured the first image of the shadow that is created by the event horizon of a black hole. Essentially a photograph of a black hole that shows more than just the X-ra...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:50:25 EDT

Photo: Complete Lunar Eclipse Sequence

Photo: Complete Lunar Eclipse Sequence

From Gallery: Wolf Moon Eclipse 2019

Here is a sequence image showing the progression of the total lunar eclipse on January 20 - 21, 2019. This image represents 1/6 of our collected data set of the eclipse at Frosty Drew Observatory. The image progresses from right to left, representing the n...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:39:05 EST

Astronomical Highlights for 2019

Astronomical Highlights for 2019

Reported by David Huestis's Columns

Last month’s column focused on the Quadrantid meteor shower and the total lunar eclipse. Today I will preview some of the other astronomical highlights for 2019. Believe it or not, Mars is still visible during early evening hours. Unfortunately, the E...
  • By: David Huestis
  • On: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 17:30:46 EST

Viewing The International Space Station

Viewing The International Space Station

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Periodically throughout the year, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in the evening sky, offering up stunning opportunities to view bright nightly passes for a few weeks. The ISS orbits planet Earth once every 93 minutes at a 51.6° incl...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 17:15:58 EST

Gear Up for A Total Lunar Eclipse

Gear Up for A Total Lunar Eclipse

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Overnight Sunday, January 20 – Monday, January 21, 2019, a fabulous Total Lunar Eclipse is happening over North and South America. In Southern New England, we will have a perfect view of the event, with maximum eclipse happening almost due south! This wi...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:51:43 EST