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Event: Stargazing Nights

Event: Stargazing Nights

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday February 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre and Observatory at 6:00 with views of the cosmos. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:47:47 EST

Watch Live Sunday! Slooh Webcast of 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse

Reported by Space.com

The online astronomy service Slooh will provide a live webcast of the annular solar eclipse of Sunday, Feb. 26 , and you can watch it live here, courtesy of Slooh....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:30:00 EST

See the 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse in Slooh Webcast Sunday!

Reported by Space.com

A Southern Hemisphere solar eclipse and its spectacular "ring of fire" will be broadcast live through Slooh's online observatory on Sunday at 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT)....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:20:00 EST

Scientists Practice Total Eclipse Science During Annular Solar Eclipse Sunday

Reported by Space.com

Jay Pasachoff is involved in a slew of science investigations that will run during the 2017 total solar eclipse. Sunday's annular eclipse will provide a practice run for those experiments....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

Inmarsat & AVI's Satellite Data-Relay Service Exits Stealth Mode After Months of Secret, In-Space Tests

Reported by Space.com

Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat has been working with Addvalue Innovation (AVI), a communications technology company based in Singapore, to conduct secret tests of a service that lets operators maintain continuous contact with small satellites...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

Supernova Blast Wave Still Visible After 30 Years

Reported by Universe Today

30 years ago today, a supernova explosion was spotted in the southern hemisphere skies. The exploding star was located in the Large Magellanic Cloud — a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way – and Supernova 1987A was the brightest and nearest supernova...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:04:06 +0000