Virtual Star Party – December 1, 2013 – Dying Comets, Smashing Galaxies and Cosmic Bees

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis
Astronomers: Gary Gonella, Roy Salisbury, Steven Coates, Tom Nathe, Stuart Foreman

Topics: Andromeda Galaxy, Venus and Altair, simulations of smashing spiral galaxies, Comet ISON’s current fluffy state after passing the sun thanks to Phil Plait, Pac-Man Nebula, NGC 253, IC 59 – Gamma Cass Nebula in Casseopeia, NGC 7000 North America Nebula, Hydrogen alpha filtering, the Bubble Nebula, Scientific images vs. pretty images, Caldwell 9 – the Cave Nebula

We hold the Virtual Star Party every Sunday night as a live Google+ Hangout on Air. We begin the show when it gets dark on the West Coast. If you want to get a notification, make sure you circle the Virtual Star Party on Google+. You can watch on our YouTube channel or here on Universe Today.