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Comet Discovery Day

Saturday, December 7, 2013
12:00 AM
Ruthven Museums Building

Comet Discovery Day will have an emphasis on . . . comets!  The newly discovered comet ISON will be near the sun in early December, and may become a spectacular sight as it moves away from the sun.  Activities will include making craters and comets, and learning about telescopes (solar viewing, weather permitting), light, and waves.  There will be comet talks at 11 am and 1 pm, and the Planetarium will show Impact Earth on the half-hour from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. The show is about objects that have, can, and do hit the Earth.  It also includes a short live talk about the current night sky. (Planetarium tickets are $5 per person; all other activities are free.)