Saturday, October 12, 2013

Movers in the Sky

Comet ISON will graze the sun’s atmosphere on November 28. If it survives its solar encounter, ISON could emerge glowing as brightly as the moon and visible to the unaided eye even in broad daylight! Are comets really omens of disaster? How worried should we be about asteroids or comets colliding with the earth? On Monday, October 14th at 10:30 am you can learn about these fascinating “movers in the sky,” which are actually different types of small bodies left over from the solar system’s formation. Astrophysicist (and former NASA consultant) returns to the library on Columbus Day for another vivid peek at the universe. This program is for adults and children 10 and older. If the sky is clear, participants are invited to go outside with Mr. Manning after the program to view sun spots through NASA-approved filters.