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Celebration of Space - June 24, 2022

Celebration of Space - June 24, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tomorrow night, Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am, Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center will host our first Celebrate the Milky Way event of summer 2022. These are the nights that we think visitors will get the best view of the Milky...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:30:41 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 17, 2022

Celebration of Space - June 17, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 5:14 am 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, 17 Jun 2022 12:20:38 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 10, 2022

Celebration of Space - June 10, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) front, everything continues to be awesome. Though in late May 2022, the observatory sustained a larger-than-expected meteor strike. Now JWST is obviously built with the expectation that tiny (dust-sized), fast movin...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 12:08:23 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 3, 2022

Celebration of Space - June 3, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Now that we are within a few weeks of the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, noctilucent clouds (NLCs) have returned to the late twilight sky for northern locations. NLCs are the highest clouds that can form in Earth’s atmosphere and are a produ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 3 Jun 2022 13:20:03 EDT

Celebration of Space - May 27, 2022

Celebration of Space - May 27, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Overnight, Monday – Tuesday, May 30-31, 2022, a special meteor shower may occur, and with it could come dozens of meteors per second. The shower is the Tau Herculid Meteor Shower, and the cause of the shower is the comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3),...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 27 May 2022 15:33:02 EDT

Flower Moon Eclipse 2022

Flower Moon Eclipse 2022

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On Sunday - Monday, May 15-16, 2022 a fantastic total lunar eclipse came to North America, with the New England area falling into the best region for visibility. It was cloudy, and foggy for the entire event over Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center,...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 20 May 2022 10:27:37 EDT