Supermoon Eclipse 2015

Last night a large part of the world’s population was treated to a relatively rare variety of a not-so-rare night sky¬†spectacle: a total lunar eclipse that happened to coincide with the closest perigee Moon (aka “supermoon”) of the year. The last time these scenarios lined up this way was in 1982, and it won’t occur…

A Historic Observatory’s Connection to the Space Station

It’s a wonderful thing for children to look up to their fathers, but some kids have to look a little further than others — especially when dad is in command of the International Space Station! Around 6 p.m. EST on February 14, the ISS passed over southern New England, and for a few brief moments…