We’re all watching what’s happening with Comet ISON, and today, November 21, 2013 Astronomy Magazine and Discover Magazine are hosting a “Countdown to Comet ISON” Google Hangout event, where the magazines’ expert editors will have all your comet questions answered. all the action starts at 20:00 UTC (3 pm EST). With ISON reaching its brightest this month, Astronomy Editor-in-Chief Dave Eicher, Discover Editor-at-Large Corey Powell and several others will discuss things like:
· When and where can you spot Comet ISON?
· How best to photograph the comet
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· What scientists hope to learn from ISON
· Other amazing facts about comets across the ages
We’ll post the video feed here when it goes live, but can also watch (and RSVP) at the G+ event page.
If you miss it live, you can watch the replay above.
7 Replies to “Watch Live Webcast: Countdown to Comet ISON”
great show many thanks!!!
Way cool! I just happened across this at the right time and got to see the whole show! Thanks for posting the ‘heads up’ Nancy! My brother called near the end of the show and I chatted him up about the event. He’s not much of an astronomer, but expressed an interest in seeing this comet. A friend GAVE him a Meade 4″ refractor, that he barely knows how to use, but would be an excellent piece to see this comet with. I will definitely forward this addy to him so he can watch the show! Lots of cool info. in there!
I hope he makes it around the sun intact as possible and starts his journey back to deep space. It would be a shame to see his life cut short . After all these years his journey has taken him.
is it goinge to be a big cloud in the sky if comet ison i like dry ice
Excellent 1 hour show on PBS last night – “Comet (ISON) Encounter”. Try to see it. Early this morning from Cattle Point Urban Star Park looking ESE down to Seattle from Victoria. Clear skys except on horizon. Through the clouds I could see two clear white streaks – but I think at least one of these was perhaps from the moon behind the sunrising sky. Not confident either was ISON. Bill Smith in Oak Bay, BC.
FREE no copyright paper on Comet ISON with focus on latest planned experiments (ALMA etc) by NASA looking for complex molecules of life. http://www.bcmeteors.net/images/pdf/Comet_Ison.pdf
I hope it will give the SF Sidewalk Astronomers something to show the public. Fingers crossed that ISON survives the heat and gravity. Wow. The speed is really incredible!
keep an eye on that ‘dirty snowball’ or is it ‘snowy dirtball’? it couldn’t be an asteroid on a highly elliptical orbit, right?
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