Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: UMaine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, 120 Munson Road, Orono, Maine
For more information: Alan Davenport; 2075811341; GalaxyMaine.com
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
Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, October 19
Planetarium shows are held the third Friday and Saturday of every month at various times. For more information, visit GalaxyMaine.com