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Dressing for All-Night Winter Stargazing

Entry Date: Dec 29, 2017

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

With the heart of winter bearing down on New England in full attack mode, stargazing starts to sound a bit relentless and the idea becomes as remote as a sunny day at the beach. Though the cold temperatures and snowy landscape can be a cause for therma... more
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