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Celebration of Space - May 22, 2020

Entry Date: May 22, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 4:33 pm ET, the first crew supported launch from the United States to occur since the last launch of the Shuttle missions on July 8, 2011, is happening. This launch will occur on SpaceX hardware and will launch fr... more
Celebration of Space - May 15, 2020

Entry Date: May 15, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Starting Thursday, May 14, 2020 the International Space Station (ISS) returned to the evening sky over the US, specifically the Northeast. This brings back fabulous passes of the ISS over our region in the evening hours for the next three weeks. Additi... more
Celebration of Space - May 8, 2020

Entry Date: May 8, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Last Friday we mentioned Comet C/2020 F8 SWAN, the new comet that is making serious waves in the comet lull of late. Well since last Friday, Comet SWAN has continued to brighten, undergoing what appears to be another outburst. Outbursts happen when th... more
Celebration of Space - May 1, 2020

Entry Date: May 1, 2020

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During the morning hours on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the annual Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower will peak. Bringing with it an increase in regular meteor activity by around 40 meteors per hour, the Eta Aquarrids are a good shower to observe. Now that rate is u... more