Event: Summer Stargazing Nights

Event: Summer Stargazing Nights

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday June 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Summer Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Observatory and Sky Theatre at 6:00 offering fabulous astronomy experiences. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Mon, 15 May 2017 17:35:53 EDT

The Only Home We've Ever Known

The Only Home We've Ever Known

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On February 14, 1990, astronomer Carl Sagan directed the Voyager 1 spacecraft to turn around and capture a photograph of the Earth from a distance of 3.7 billion miles. The captured photograph is the famous Pale Blue Dot image. I recently revisited the nar...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 10:36:07 EDT

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

Photo: The Milky Way Returns for 2017

Photo: The Milky Way Returns for 2017

From Gallery: Milky Way Galaxy

2017 has brought an amazing display of clouds to the Southern New England skies, making for very scarce views of the Milky Way galactic center. The galactic center has returned to our overnight skies this past April and continues to rise earlier with each ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 12 May 2017 11:26:17 EDT

Photo: Grazing Occultation of Aldebaran

Photo: Grazing Occultation of Aldebaran

From Gallery: The Moon

On March 4, 2017 the Moon passed in front of the Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus, when viewed from specific locations across the U.S. The "graze line" is a very small geographic area of visibility where the Moon will pass along the edge of Aldebara...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:12:20 EDT

Photo: Messier 41 - An Open Star Cluster

Photo: Messier 41 - An Open Star Cluster

From Gallery: Open Star Clusters

Messier 41 (M41) is an open cluster that is found about 4º below the super bright star, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major. Residing at 2,300 light years distant, M41 is comprised of nearly 100 stars and is about 190 million years old. The cluster c...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:57:37 EDT