The Great Comets of Our Time – how do they compare with the past?
What makes a ‘Great Comet’, and how do the Great Comets of our lifetime compare with the legendary comets of the historical era? Many New Zealanders have had opportunities to marvel at these rare phenomena – including the famous Comet Halley in 1986, and more recently Comet McNaught in January 2007 with its impressive rooster tail.
Come on a journey through time and space with Ian Cooper from Palmerston North Astronomical Society as he compares the Great Comets of our time with those in the past, and witness for yourself these spectacular visions that have heralded the death of kings and other momentous events in human history
When: Wednesday 12 August, 7-8pm
Where: Central Library (Ground Floor), 65 Victoria Street