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Celebration of Space - December 9, 2022

Celebration of Space - December 9, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Tuesday, December 13, 2022, the annual Geminid Meteor Shower peak will occur. The Geminid peak is the best meteor shower peak of the year, bringing with it upwards of 150 meteors per hour in addition to regular meteor activity. The peak will la...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 9 Dec 2022 14:43:25 EST

Celebration of Space - December 2, 2022

Celebration of Space - December 2, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 11:10 pm, the Moon will orbit into a position where it will be on the opposite side of the Earth than the Sun. We call this opposition, but you have, more commonly, heard of it as the Full Moon. The December Moon...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 2 Dec 2022 13:37:07 EST

Celebration of Space - November 18, 2022

Celebration of Space - November 18, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 1:47 am, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) successfully launched the Orion capsule from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Which is part of the larger Artemis mission. This launch is an uncrewed test flight to the Moo...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:48:04 EST

Dressing for All-Night Winter Stargazing

Dressing for All-Night Winter Stargazing

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

As the New England late-autumn sets in, and with it, the cooler temps of winter, 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 potentially snowy landscape can be a c...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:00:18 EST

Celebration of Space - November 11, 2022

Celebration of Space - November 11, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tonight is Stargazing Night at Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center, and the forecast for heavy rain and high winds will keep us closed tonight. We will usually host a cloudy night program on nights with inclement weather, though the remnants of Nico...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 14:45:36 EST

Beaver Moon Eclipse 2022

Beaver Moon Eclipse 2022

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On Tuesday, November 8, 2022 a fantastic total lunar eclipse came to North America, with the New England area experiencing the first half of the eclipse, due to Moon set and sunrise happening locally during the total eclipse stage. It was crystal clear for...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 10:41:09 EST