Frosty Drew Clear Sky Chart

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The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DayPleiades to Hyades

Satellite Events for Tonight

Event: Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Event: Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Fri, Dec 6, 2019 - CLOSED

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Observatory and Sky Theatre at 7:00 offering fabulous astronomy experiences. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 10:15:56 EDT

Watch SpaceX Test-Fire Its Crew Dragon Abort Engines in Up Close Video

Watch SpaceX Test-Fire Its Crew Dragon Abort Engines in Up Close Video

Reported by Space.com

As SpaceX prepares for a crucial Crew Dragon abort flight this month, you can watch the results of another recent spacecraft test in a video. Just remember to turn on the volume first....
  • By: Elizabeth Howell
  • On: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:15 +0000

Neptune-Sized Planet Found Orbiting a Dead White Dwarf Star. Here’s the Crazy Part, the Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than the Star

Reported by Universe Today

Astronomers have discovered a large Neptune-sized planet orbiting a white dwarf star. The planet is four times bigger than the star, and the white dwarf appears to be slowly destroying the planet: the heat from the white dwarf is evaporating material from ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:17 +0000

Top Space Stories of the Week!

Top Space Stories of the Week!

Reported by Space.com

These are the top space stories this week from Space.com....
  • By: Doris Elin Urrutia
  • On: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:02 +0000

Lunar Eclipses: What Are They & When Is the Next One?

Lunar Eclipses: What Are They & When Is the Next One?

Reported by Space.com

Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow blocks the sun. There are three types; the most dramatic is a total lunar eclipse. Find out when is the next one....
  • By: Robert Roy Britt
  • On: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:44 +0000

In Photos: NASA Practices Emergency Astronaut Recovery with SpaceX, Boeing

In Photos: NASA Practices Emergency Astronaut Recovery with SpaceX, Boeing

Reported by Space.com

In 2019, NASA practiced ways to extract astronauts from SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's Starliner space capsules. See photos of those very different emergency services here....
  • By: Christine Lunsford
  • On: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:37 +0000