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Event: Celebrate The Milky Way - CLOSED

Event: Celebrate The Milky Way - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events

When: Sat, Jul 11, 2020 - CLOSED

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Milky Way Viewing Nights! Tonight we will open the Observatory at 9:30 pm offering fabulous astronomy experiences. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events
  • On: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 18:53:15 EST

Celebration of Space - July 10, 2020

Celebration of Space - July 10, 2020

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On July 3, 2020, Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, cruised past the Sun at a mere distance of 27,391,909 miles, called Perihelion. We speculated that the comet had a good chance of breaking up due to the intense solar radiation that close to the solar corona. Well ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:23:12 EDT

Photo: The Lagoon & Trifid Nebula

Photo: The Lagoon & Trifid Nebula

From Gallery: Diffuse Nebula

This is the final version of the Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula / Messier 20 - The Trifid Nebula field imaging project. After several nights of capture, totaling 15 hours of exposure, we decided to start processing the datasets. There is so much going on in...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 17:35:16 EDT

Celebration of Space - July 3, 2020

Celebration of Space - July 3, 2020

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tomorrow morning, July 4, 2020 at 7:35 am ET, Earth will reach the point in our orbit when we are the furthest from the Sun for the year. This is called Aphelion and happens due to a slight deviation from a perfect circle in our orbit. This deviation is ca...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 12:40:11 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 26, 2020

Celebration of Space - June 26, 2020

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

At 4:18 pm ET today (June 26, 2020) SpaceX will launch another set of Starlink satellites into orbit. This launch will include modified Starlink satellites, addressing recent causes for concern in the astronomy community due to how unexpectedly bright they...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:21:43 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 19, 2020

Celebration of Space - June 19, 2020

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 5:43 pm ET, Earth will reach the point in its orbit where the Northern Hemisphere is at maximum tilt (23.4°) towards the Sun. This is the Summer Solstice, and marks the first day of summer in the north. On the Summer...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:58:05 EDT