Catching a Comet – on EVENT HORIZON!

June 4th, 2014 by Tavi Greiner

LISTEN to the PODCAST of this episode!

Join us this FRIDAY, JUNE 6, at 9pm ET, for a special EVENT HORIZON chat with iTelescope’s PETER LAKE!

As many of our listeners know, Peter is an iTelescope science director and handles their educational development and social outreach. He also happens to have recently acquired this year’s very first amateur image of comet 67P/CG – the target of ESA’s Rosetta mission! Peter will discuss the challenges of acquiring such an image; how he and others are sharing this and similar data through pro-am collaborations like the PACA Project; and how YOU can participate. Peter will also talk about the upcoming near-planet pass of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring with Mars and how students are assisting the search for near-Earth asteroids!

* Peter and our hosts will be available to answer listeners’ imaging and pro-am collaboration questions, via the AFM chatroom, during the live presentation at 9pm.

Follow is a list of suggested reading – for your education, enjoyment, and pre-show information. We are looking forward to your questions and comments!:

iTelescope and Education – Exupery Ups the Ante!

iTelescope on Facebook and on Twitter

ESA’s Rosetta mission

Landing on a Comet

PACA Project’s comet 67P/C-G photo album

PACA Project’s Rosetta/67P Facebook group

Shooting Comet 67P from Australia

NASA Preparing for 2014 Comet Watch at Mars

Prospects for Comet A1 Siding Spring versus the Martian Atmosphere

C/2013 A1 Siding Spring Discoverer, Robert McNaught

PACA Project’s comet C/2013 A1 Siding Springs photo album

PACA Project’s CIOC_Siding Spring Facebook group

AWB’s GAM2014 and Student Asteroid Search

Raleigh 7th-gradersMapping Asteroids, Saving the World

Target Asteroids! OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

Remanzacco Observatory Blog – Comet and Asteroid News

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