Planetarium Show: Comets and Discovery

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, at 11:05 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:49 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 4 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: UMaine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, 120 Munson Road, Orono, Maine

For more information: Alan Davenport; 2075811341;

Comets & Discovery will prepare visitors to see a comet in the Maine sky and serve up the latest information on this celestial visitor. With insights into comet hunting and the colorful history behind these hairy stars, this program explains why they are so unpredictable and rarely seen. Free handouts and a guide to comet hunting in Maine will help everyone get an eyeful of Comet ISON in November. The cosmic ice balls we call comets are named for their discoverers so they are among the most hunted solar system objects among backyard astronomers. Ages 8 to adult