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

Photo: Comet 46P Approaches the Pleiades

Photo: Comet 46P Approaches the Pleiades

From Gallery: Comet 46P/Wirtanen

On Monday, December 10, 2018, Comet 46P continued to brighten. Already naked eye visible over Frosty Drew Observatory, the comet stood out like a faint diffuse glow in the sky. This is the first night we were able to capture Comet 46P/Wirtanen as it began ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:31:53 EST

An Early Holiday Treat for Stargazers

An Early Holiday Treat for Stargazers

Reported by David Huestis's Columns

As the year advances into the month of December, sunrise times occur much later in the morning, while sunset times occur much earlier. Here in southern New England the latest sunrise is around 7:13:09 a.m. on January 2, whereas the earliest sunset is aroun...
  • By: David Huestis
  • On: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:42:24 EST