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Celebration of Space - October 15, 2021

Entry Date: Oct 15, 2021

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Thursday, October 21, 2020, during the morning hours, the annual Orionid Meteor Shower peak will occur. Bringing with it an increase of about 20 meteors per hour to regular meteor activity, the Orionids are somewhat of a sleeper. Add in tha... more
Celebration of Space - October 8, 2021

Entry Date: Oct 8, 2021

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

As twilight wanes tonight, October 8, 2021, the annual Draconid Meteor Shower will peak. Not the most active shower, the Draconids usually bring an increase of around 5 meteors per hour to regular meteor activity. Though the Draconids have a reputation... more
A Celebration of our Meade LX200 EMC Telescope

Entry Date: Oct 1, 2021

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Over the past several years at Frosty Drew Observatory, we have been discussing the inevitable replacement of our aging Meade LX200 EMC 16 inch Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope, which resides inside the observatory dome. The environment in Ninigret Park, h... more
Celebration of Space - September 24, 2021

Entry Date: Sep 24, 2021

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Summer through early winter is meteor watching season on planet Earth, with several meteor showers occurring, there is always something happening in the sky. In 2021, we have seen a nice increase in regular meteor activity out at Frosty Drew during the... more