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Sunday Science: “Build Your Own Comet”

Sept. 29, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Join us for this Sunday Science Presentation by Dr. Carey Lisse of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Applied Physics Lab

Dr. Lisse will lead a hands-on demonstration of how to build comets out of dirt and dry ice, and will be able to answer questions about comets, meteors, and other celestial objects. He has studied the ejected bits from the project Deep Impact, a NASA mission that was implemented to provide a glimpse beneath the surface of a comet. Dr. Lisse currently works as a scientist at JHU, and has been intrigued by science and space since he was 5 years old. His inspirations include Galileo, Einstein, Darwin, and his dad.

Running Time: 60 minutes.

For more information, see September Friends of the Planetarium Programming

Doors open: 1 p.m. Show begins: 1:30 p.m.

Our capacity is 58 seats. We set aside 20 seats to accommodate those who arrive without a reservation, so if the show is sold out you can still try to attend by arriving close to 1 p.m. However, although we will do whatever we can to seat all comers, there is no guarantee of admission without a reservation.