November 28-December 8, 2013

South Bend, Indiana

Comet or Bust!

Posted by chuck // November 11, 2013 // in Events //

Astronomer Martin Ratcliffe of Wichita, KS, is an acclaimed photographer who has captured the splendor of comets with his specialized optics and levitra canadian techniques. On Thursday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the PHM Digital Video Theater (DVT), he shares his experiences under the stars, with particular emphasis on Comets Halley, Hyakutake, Hale-Bopp, and ISON.  Ratcliffe is a regular columnist for Astronomy magazine with a knack for helping the public interpret the latests astronomical findings. 

Art Klinger, Director of the PHM DVT, will use the state-of-the-art projection system to present a three dimensional perspective on Comet ISON's orbit as it accelerates toward the sun, rounds it on Thanksgiving Day, and passes nearly over the earth on December 26, 2013, before it heads back out to space. 

To conclude the evening program, Chuck Bueter will build a dry ice comet to demonstrate the composition and characteristics of a real comet. If you haven't seen it done yet, you're in for a treat.

This triple-header is an awesome opportunity to jump start your Comet Festival experience.  Space (in the dome) is limited, so first come first served.  Cost is $3.00 for adults; $1.00 for kids. Program is approximately 90 minutes.

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The Digital Video Theater (DVT) is located within Bittersweet Elementary School, which is just north of levitra canada generic Penn High School. From the buy levitra pill school corporation's office building (Educational Service Center (ESC)) on Bittersweet Rd., go east on the driveway to Bittersweet School on the left.

Note: Several mapping services (Google, Bing, etc.) incorrectly mark Bittersweet School as being literally on can viagra be taken by women Bittersweet Road, just south of McKinley Ave.

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