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Field Trip: Comets

Friday, August 21, 2020


The night sky has put on a spectacular show lately, with the appearance of Comet NEOWISE in July and the Perseids annual meteor shower this month. Join Museum planetary scientist Marina Gemma and astrophysicist Jackie Faherty on a virtual field trip to visit see some of these space objects up close. Find out what comets and meteors can reveal to scientists studying our solar system, and why and how you can spot them from here on Earth. Museum astrophysicists will join the live chat, so bring your comet queries! 

Join the livestream on Friday, August 21, at 1 pm EDT. 

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