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Celebration of Space - January 14, 2022

Celebration of Space - January 14, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Monday, January 17, 2022 at 6:51 pm EST, the January full Moon will occur, bringing with it copious amounts of moonlight that will light up the potentially snow-covered Southern New England landscape. The January full Moon is also known as the Full Wolf...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:24:03 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 - January 7, 2022

Celebration of Space - January 7, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tonight, January 7, 2022, Mercury will reach the point in its orbit around the Sun where it is at maximum eastern elongation with Earth. What this means is that Mercury will be at its highest point in the evening sky, after sunset, for its current orbital ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 7 Jan 2022 15:22:00 EST

2021 - A Beautiful Year For Frosty Drew

2021 - A Beautiful Year For Frosty Drew

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

As we ride through the last 24 hours of 2021, at Frosty Drew we are closing out another spectacular year! 2021 has been another rough ride for many and we empathize with the situations that many find themselves in. At Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Ce...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 31 Dec 2021 15:04:42 EST

Celebration of Space - December 24, 2021

Celebration of Space - December 24, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Finally, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) appears to be slated for launching into space. JWST has been plagued with launch delays, budget overages, communications issues, as well as several hang ups along the way. Initially scheduled for launch in 200...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 24 Dec 2021 13:45:11 EST

Celebration of Space - December 18, 2021

Celebration of Space - December 18, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tomorrow night, Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 11:38 pm the Moon will arrive at the point in its orbit around Earth where it is on the opposite side of the Earth than the Sun. We call this Superior Conjunction, which is also known as the Full Moon. The Dec...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 13:24:17 EST