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Celebraton of Space - September 18, 2020

Entry Date: Sep 18, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:31 am EDT, Earth will reach the point in our orbit where we are neither tilted towards nor away from the Sun. This is the Autumnal Equinox and marks the first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Those ... more
Mara DeCesare - Our 2020 Summer Intern

Entry Date: Sep 11, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Now that the summer 2020 season at Frosty Drew Observatory has come to an end, we are back to our regular Stargazing Nights events. Though it was a rather interesting and unprecedented summer season at Frosty Drew Observatory, I feel we were able to su... more
Celebration of Space - September 4, 2020

Entry Date: Sep 4, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Saturday, September 5, 2020, Mars and the waning gibbous Moon will put on a fabulous celestial dance for Earth-bound sky watchers, as the Moon visibly passes within 0.5° of the red planet. Since the Moon orbits Earth inclined 5.1° to the ecliptic ... more
Celebration of Space - August 28, 2020

Entry Date: Aug 28, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Step outside tonight, Friday, August 28, 2020 to catch Saturn, Jupiter, and the waxing gibbous Moon in conjunction. The Moon will be situated about 1.75° below Jupiter, with Saturn hanging out about 7° to the east, forming a thin triangle in the sky.... more