Great Comets: What Makes Them So Great?

January 31, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Art Building Auditorium

Dr. Alan Fitzsimmons from Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland) will speak at this Frontiers of Astronomy Community Event. Once a decade, a truly spectacular comet is visible even through the bright city lights. This year, we may see two of them. Historically, these appearances have induced both fear and wonder. In modern times, the wonder remains, and scientists use them to gain new insights into the nature of comets and the history of our solar system. While we cannot do anything about how often they appear, new facilities such as the Pan-STARRS telescope on Maui can give us advance warning about when they will arrive.

But what makes a comet "great" anyway? Come along and find out.


Ticket Information
Free

Event Sponsor
Institute for Astronomy, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Louise Good, 956-9403, good@ifa.hawaii.edu, http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/specialevents/

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