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Celebration of Space - June 24, 2022

Entry Date: Jun 24, 2022

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tomorrow night, Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am, Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center will host our first Celebrate the Milky Way event of summer 2022. These are the nights that we think visitors will get the best view of the M... more
Celebration of Space - June 17, 2022

Entry Date: Jun 17, 2022

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 5:14 am ET, Earth will reach the point in its orbit where the Northern Hemisphere is at maximum tilt (23.4°) towards the Sun. This is the Summer Solstice, and marks the first day of summer in the north. On the Sum... more
Celebration of Space - June 10, 2022

Entry Date: Jun 10, 2022

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

On the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) front, everything continues to be awesome. Though in late May 2022, the observatory sustained a larger-than-expected meteor strike. Now JWST is obviously built with the expectation that tiny (dust-sized), fast m... more
Celebration of Space - June 3, 2022

Entry Date: Jun 3, 2022

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Now that we are within a few weeks of the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, noctilucent clouds (NLCs) have returned to the late twilight sky for northern locations. NLCs are the highest clouds that can form in Earth’s atmosphere and are a p... more