FRANKLYWNOW - Discussion About Comet Lovejoy at Kopernik Observatory

Discussion About Comet Lovejoy at Kopernik Observatory

Kopernik Observatory will be open Friday night for one big astronomical event.

This is all for Comet Lovejoy, which experts say is a naked-eye comet.
Kopernik officials say they will be open discussing where comets come from, what they're made of, and some of the interesting facts about Comet Lovejoy.
People who do decide to come out and get away from the city lights will be given a finder chart to locate Comet Lovejoy if the skies are clear.

Public Program Coordinator Roy Williams said, "It's great because when people actually see this it's way better than seeing it on your computer screen. You want to see the real photons from the real object. It's really cool to go out there brave the elements and see these events as they happen."

Comet Lovejoy is on an 8,000 year orbit and was discovered by Terri Lovejoy in Australia using only an eight inch telescope.
For more information on the Comet Lovejoy you can visit Kopernik's website at
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