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Celebration of Space - October 15, 2021

Celebration of Space - October 15, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Thursday, October 21, 2020, during the morning hours, the annual Orionid Meteor Shower peak will occur. Bringing with it an increase of about 20 meteors per hour to regular meteor activity, the Orionids are somewhat of a sleeper. Add in that th...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:21:57 EDT

Celebration of Space - October 8, 2021

Celebration of Space - October 8, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

As twilight wanes tonight, October 8, 2021, the annual Draconid Meteor Shower will peak. Not the most active shower, the Draconids usually bring an increase of around 5 meteors per hour to regular meteor activity. Though the Draconids have a reputation for...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Thu, 7 Oct 2021 12:32:34 EDT

A Celebration of our Meade LX200 EMC Telescope

A Celebration of our Meade LX200 EMC Telescope

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Over the past several years at Frosty Drew Observatory, we have been discussing the inevitable replacement of our aging Meade LX200 EMC 16 inch Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope, which resides inside the observatory dome. The environment in Ninigret Park, home ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 12:07:14 EDT

Celebration of Space - September 24, 2021

Celebration of Space - September 24, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Summer through early winter is meteor watching season on planet Earth, with several meteor showers occurring, there is always something happening in the sky. In 2021, we have seen a nice increase in regular meteor activity out at Frosty Drew during the ove...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:17:01 EDT

Celebration of Space - September 17, 2021

Celebration of Space - September 17, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 3:21 pm EDT, Earth will reach the point in our orbit where we are neither tilted towards or away from the Sun. This is the Autumnal Equinox and marks the first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Those who...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:46:52 EDT

Celebration of Space - September 10, 2021

Celebration of Space - September 10, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Have you seen Jupiter’s four Galilean Moons in a telescope before? They are easily visible on the sides of Jupiter when observing with even a small telescope. Each of the four moons are unique in their own way and are some of the largest moons, as well a...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 12:20:59 EDT