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Celebration of Space - November 18, 2022

Entry Date: Nov 18, 2022

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 1:47 am, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) successfully launched the Orion capsule from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Which is part of the larger Artemis mission. This launch is an uncrewed test flight to the... more
Dressing for All-Night Winter Stargazing

Entry Date: Nov 16, 2022

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

As the New England late-autumn sets in, and with it, the cooler temps of winter, 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 potentially snowy landscape can be... more
Celebration of Space - November 11, 2022

Entry Date: Nov 11, 2022

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tonight is Stargazing Night at Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center, and the forecast for heavy rain and high winds will keep us closed tonight. We will usually host a cloudy night program on nights with inclement weather, though the remnants of ... more
Celebration of Space - November 4, 2022

Entry Date: Nov 4, 2022

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past Monday, October 31, 2022, was Halloween, which is a cross quarter day. Cross quarter days are the halfway points between the equinoxes and the solstices, and vice-versa. Other cross quarter days are Groundhog Day in February, May Day in May, ... more