Comet C/2012 S1 ISON imaged 2013Nov15 by TonyAngel
Join us on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, at 2000 GMT / 3pm EST as AFM’s own Under British Skies team presents an exciting evening with the comet experts!
DISCUSSIONS will include: NASA’s Comet ISON Observing Campaign; pro-am collaborations in comet research; dust morphology of cometary comas; the solar wind and comet disconnection events; imaging comets; various comet groups; ESA’s Rosetta mission; future comet targets; and more!
Our GUESTS will include:
PADMA YANAMANDRA-FISHER: planetary scientist with the Space Science Institute, member of NASA’s CIOC team, and administrator of CIOC_ISON FB group
KARL BATTAMS: astrophysicist and computational scientist based at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington DC, member of NASA’s CIOC team, and head of the Sungrazer Project
TERRY LOVEJOY: comet discoverer and original modifier of digital cameras for astrophotography use
ROB KAUFMAN: amateur astronomer and astrophotographer
DAMIAN PEACH: astrophotographer-extraordinaire and 2011 Royal Observatory Astronomy Photographer of the Year
BEATRICE MUELLER: senior scientist with the Planetary Science Institute
ELIZABETH WARNER: astronomy education and public outreach, member of NASA’s CIOC team, UMD Observatory program coordinator, and Amateur Observers Program coordinator
DEAN HINES: Space Telescope Science Institute’s Principal Investigator for HST imaging polarimetry of comet ISON
TONY ANGEL: amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, and key member of the CIOC_ISON FB group
NEIL NORMAN: amateur astronomer and administrator of Comet Watch FB group
SUZY WEBB: amateur astronomer and co-administrator of Australia’s Ice in Space
CHRIS WYATT: amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, and co-administrator of CIOC_ISON FB group
** Be sure to join us in the AFM chatroom for live Q&A with the guests!
** If you miss the live version, we’ll have replays at 0200 GMT / 9pm EST … 0600 GMT / 1am EST … 1000 GMT / 0500 EST … 1400 GMT / 9am EST … 1800 GMT / 1pm EST … 2200 GMT / 5pm EST.