Field Trip: Comets

Part of Astronomy Live

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! 

Watch a recording of the livestream below, first aired on August 21, 2020. Or check out the complete playlist of Astronomy Online events.


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