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Field Trip: Comets (livestream program by AMNH)

Posted on August 19, 2020 - 10:42 AM CDT

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Field Trip: Comets

August 21, 2020, 1 pm EDT

The night sky has been a spectacular show lately, with the appearance of Comet NEOWISE in July and the Perseids annual meteor shower this month. Join American Museum of Natural History 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!

Join the livestream on Friday, August 21, at 1 pm EDT: