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Seagrave Memorial Observatory

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North Scituate Community Center

Dava Sobel

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AstroAssembly

AstroAssembly 2014 will be held on September 26 & 27.

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Current Features

M97: The Owl Nebula

M97: The Owl Nebula

: By Glenn Chaple
Like its neighbor M108, M97 was discovered by Messier’s contemporary Pierre Méchain in 1781. Described as one of the fainter of the Messier objects, M97 can nonetheless be glimpsed with small aperture scopes.
New England Astronomy: It's More Than Just Cloudy Skies

New England Astronomy: It's More Than Just Cloudy Skies

: By Francine Jackson
There’s got to be a reason so many of us who love astronomy live in Southern New England. Yes, we have beautiful coastlines, great schools, fantastic parks and walkways. But, the one feature we seem to be missing is beautiful skies. Already this calendar year we have been unable to see three very unique celestial events, and yet, we’re still here.
The Double Quasar & Gravitational Lensing

The Double Quasar & Gravitational Lensing

: By Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson shares his experience of observing a gravitationally lensed quasar 8.7 billion light years away from his Wishing Star Observatory in Barrington, RI.
University of Rhode Island Planetarium

University of Rhode Island Planetarium

: By Francine Jackson
Nestled quietly on the corner of Upper College Road and Engineering Row is a unique little building resembling a silo stepped on by the Jolly Green Giant. Many students who pass by this building have no idea they are looking at one of the most modern planetariums in the area. The University of Rhode Island Planetarium, a part of the campus for decades, has within its doors the ability to travel through the solar system, and beyond.