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Celebration of Space - July 7, 2024

Entry Date: Jul 5, 2024

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Being that the new Moon occurs tonight, July 5, 2024 at 6:59 pm ET, we are in store for some of the best views of the Milky Way at Frosty Drew. Ninigret Park, which is home to the Frosty Drew campus, is the darkest spot in Southern New England, and one... more
Celebration of Space - June 21, 2024

Entry Date: Jun 21, 2024

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

At 9:11 pm ET this evening, June 21, 2024, the Moon will orbit into a position where it becomes aligned with the Earth and Sun, on the opposite side of Earth than the Sun. This is the full lunar phase or full Moon. The June full Moon is of particular i... more
Celebration of Space - June 14, 2024

Entry Date: Jun 14, 2024

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 4:51 pm ET, the height of late sunsets and summertime bliss will occur when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the Northern Hemisphere is at maximum tilt, 23.4°, towards the Sun. This is the Summer Sol... more
Celebration of Space - June 7, 2024

Entry Date: Jun 7, 2024

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Back in March, we wrote about the prospects of a naked eye visible nova in the constellation Corona Borealis (CrB) involving the very dim star T CrB. That was nearly three months ago, and half of the time given for the nova to likely occur. Well we sti... more