Observatory Log - Friday, June 8, 2018

Observatory Log - Friday, June 8, 2018

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Log

The Summer Stargazing Nights event on Friday, June 8, 2018, brought another example of how variability in weather forecasts, favor Frosty Drew Observatory. While forecasts called for partly cloudy conditions, we had practically no clouds present for most o...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sat, 9 Jun 2018 14:21:24 EDT

June is for Jupiter

June is for Jupiter

Reported by David Huestis's Columns

Recently there’s been a drought of naked-eye planets to observe. Although amateur astronomers had been able to sneak a few peeks of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars between midnight and dawn during spring, inclement weather once again limited their observations...
  • By: David Huestis
  • On: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 14:31:34 EDT

Photo: An Early Morning Scene

Photo: An Early Morning Scene

From Gallery: Milky Way Galaxy

May is a fantastic month to catch sight (or a photo) of the Milky Way galaxy stretching across the sky over Frosty Drew Observatory. The galactic nucleus rises over the trees in the hours after midnight, making for a stunning view of thousands of stars, co...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 25 May 2018 09:55:57 EDT

Weekly Happenings - May 19th

Weekly Happenings - May 19th

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Weekly Happenings is a weekly digest of current events and happenings in astronomy and science, either local or worldwide. This is the place to grab a quick astro-fix to settle your anxiety about space or perhaps to woo your friends with your astro-prowess...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sun, 20 May 2018 11:19:25 EDT

Weekly Happenings - May 5th

Weekly Happenings - May 5th

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Weekly Happenings is a weekly digest of current events and happenings in astronomy and science, either local or worldwide. This is the place to grab a quick astro-fix to settle your anxiety about space or perhaps to woo your friends with your astro-prowess...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 4 May 2018 18:27:52 EDT

Astronomical Potpourri for May

Astronomical Potpourri for May

Reported by David Huestis's Columns

I never tire of observing “burning rocks” falling from the sky. While these remnants of comets or pieces of asteroids really do not burn as such, they do disintegrate due to friction as they slam into Earth’s dense atmosphere at supersonic speeds. Th...
  • By: David Huestis
  • On: Tue, 1 May 2018 12:48:24 EDT