Comet Discovery Day at the Museum

Comet_ISON_(C-2012_S1)_by_TRAPPIST_on_2013-11-15Comet Discovery Day will have an emphasis on . . . comets!

The newly discovered comet ISON may have at least partially survived its close approach to the Sun.  If so, we might yet get a glimpse of it–pleasing the millions who had hoped to see a “comet of the century.” Regardless, there is much we can learn from it, and there will be more comets in the future.
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.)