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Event: Stargazing Nights

Event: Stargazing Nights

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre and Observatory at 7:30 with views of the cosmos. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:53:45 EST

Planet or Dwarf Planet: All Worlds are Worth Investigating

Reported by Space.com

Pluto's status as a "dwarf planet" is once again stirring debate. This comes as some planetary scientists are trying to have Pluto reclassified as a planet – a wish that's not likely to come true....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:30:00 EDT

3 Cool Ways to Protect Your Eyes During the Total Solar Eclipse

Reported by Space.com

Never look directly at the sun, even during a total solar eclipse, like the one that will occur on Aug. 21. Instead, use these tips for how to safely observe the cosmic event....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:30:00 EDT

Crumbling Comet? The Great Debate About Whether Rosetta Rock 67P is Breaking Apart

Reported by Space.com

It is almost six months since the Rosetta spacecraft completed its operations at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimanko. The landing may have marked the end of data collection from the comet – but not the end of news about 67P....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:30:00 EDT

Planet Again? Pluto, Most Moons Count Under Proposed Definition

Reported by Space.com

A group of planetary scientists is making the case for a new definition of a planet; this one would include Pluto and most moons. Here's why these researchers think the new definition is better....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:30:00 EDT

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record

Reported by Space.com

The current mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:30:00 EDT