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Event: Perseid Meteor Shower 2020 - Under the Perseids

Event: Perseid Meteor Shower 2020 - Under the Perseids

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events

When: Tue, Aug 11, 2020 8:30 pm - Thu, Aug 13, 2020 1:00 am

Join the Frosty Drew astronomers for a spectacular night of shooting stars. Starting at 8:30 pm our campus will open to celebrate the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Read about it.....
  • By: Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events
  • On: Fri, 3 Jan 2020 21:05:51 EST

Celebration of Space - August 7, 2020

Celebration of Space - August 7, 2020

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

We often plan a rather large event for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, though due to the current pandemic we have modified our plans for the 2020 Perseid shower event. We will host two consecutive events. One on Tuesday, August 11 and another on Wednesda...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 7 Aug 2020 14:39:32 EDT

Celebration of Space - July 24, 2020

Celebration of Space - July 24, 2020

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past Thursday, July 23, 2020, Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, which has been putting on a fabulous show for Northern Hemisphere sky watchers, passed Earth at its closest approach to us. On this date, Comet F3 NEOWISE was at a mere distance of 64,313,189 mile...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:23:20 EDT

Celebration of space - July 17, 2020

Celebration of space - July 17, 2020

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past week, Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE became easily naked eye visible in the evening sky. At Frosty Drew Observatory we have had a difficult time catching a view of Comet NEOWISE in the morning pre-dawn sky due to clouds and fog of late. But this past We...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 13:41:26 EDT

Comet F3 NEOWISE

Comet F3 NEOWISE

From Gallery: Comet F3 NEOWISE

This gallery will feature images captured of Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, which was visible to the unaided eye in July 2020. This was the first clearly visible naked-eye comet in the Northern Hemisphere since Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp in 1997. Images in this g...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 22:01:33 EDT

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