Scott MacNeill's Columns

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You Don't Have Eclipse Glasses? Who Cares!

Entry Date: Aug 18, 2017

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

With the celestial event of the year only days away, the United States is in full out freak-out mode. A last minute cram to gear up for the day has commenced and makers of solar paper optics have propelled far into the black as excitement mounts for th... more
Safely Observe The Solar Eclipse

Entry Date: Aug 15, 2017

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

We are in the last stretch before the fabulous Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. This is an event that you will not want to miss. Though viewing the eclipse will be quite memorable, safety is paramount to forming a lasting positive memory... more
The Perseids and The Gibbous Moon

Entry Date: Aug 9, 2017

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Remember that amazing meteor shower that happens in August? That is the Perseid Meteor Shower and it started on July 17th, making now the time to plan where you will be for the August 12-13th shower peak. Meteor activity will continue to increase as we... more
The Only Home We've Ever Known

Entry Date: Jun 5, 2017

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

On February 14, 1990, astronomer Carl Sagan directed the Voyager 1 spacecraft to turn around and capture a photograph of the Earth from a distance of 3.7 billion miles. The captured photograph is the famous Pale Blue Dot image. I recently revisited the... more