Want to try to catch sight of Comet Pan-STARRS in tonight’s sky? Find a map at http://spaceweather.com/images2013/13ma ... dbpul24d23. The Sun’s glare makes it a bit tricky – try averting your eyes to see the comet out of the corner of your eyes. Try binoculars, if you have them.
It is hoped that the comet will grow brighter in the night sky later this week! If you’d like to engage your community about comets, we recommend these resources:
ScienceCasts: A Naked-Eye Comet in March 2013
Find hands-on activities for children ages 8-13 about comets at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/comets/.
Family Space Day Comets
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/space ... es/comets/
Find hands-on activities, printable parent guides and fact sheets, and more—all designed for children ages 5-7 and their families.
NASA’s New Worlds, New Discoveries
New Worlds, New Discoveries provides an integrated picture of our new understanding of the solar system, combining the amazing discoveries of past NASA planetary missions with the most recent findings of ongoing missions, and connecting them to the related planetary science topics! Find topics, activities, and resources at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/yss. Navigate directly to resources about comets at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/yss/display.cfm?ThemeID=21 .