A New Statistic For Earth-like Exoplanets

A New Statistic For Earth-like Exoplanets

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Over the past several years, exoplanet hunting has become all the rage, and rightfully so! Are we alone in the Universe? That is a powerful question, possibly one of the most game changing questions of our existence. It is the question that drives so much ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:23:06 EDT

Weekly Happenings - June 19, 2019

Weekly Happenings - June 19, 2019

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: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:00:27 EDT

Photo: Return of the Milky Way Galactic Nucleus

Photo: Return of the Milky Way Galactic Nucleus

From Gallery: Milky Way Galaxy

Springtime brings the bright view of the central region of the Milky Way back to the skies over Frosty Drew Observatory. Being one of the darkest sites in Southern New England, the Milky Way is fabulously visible over our location. Springtime also brings a...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 10 May 2019 11:59:27 EDT

The Event Horizon of a Black Hole

The Event Horizon of a Black Hole

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) announced that they had captured the first image of the shadow that is created by the event horizon of a black hole. Essentially a photograph of a black hole that shows more than just the X-ra...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:50:25 EDT

Photo: Complete Lunar Eclipse Sequence

Photo: Complete Lunar Eclipse Sequence

From Gallery: Wolf Moon Eclipse 2019

Here is a sequence image showing the progression of the total lunar eclipse on January 20 - 21, 2019. This image represents 1/6 of our collected data set of the eclipse at Frosty Drew Observatory. The image progresses from right to left, representing the n...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:39:05 EST

Astronomical Highlights for 2019

Astronomical Highlights for 2019

Reported by David Huestis's Columns

Last month’s column focused on the Quadrantid meteor shower and the total lunar eclipse. Today I will preview some of the other astronomical highlights for 2019. Believe it or not, Mars is still visible during early evening hours. Unfortunately, the E...
  • By: David Huestis
  • On: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 17:30:46 EST