November 28-December 8, 2013

South Bend, Indiana

A Dirty Snowball's Chance in Hell

Posted by chuck // November 28, 2013 // in Events //

The intrepid Comet ISON rounds the usa levitra sun today, November 28, 2013, at approximately 1:45 p.m. EST.  It has been a tumultuous ride, but the little ball of viagra india dirt and we use it ice (much simplified) is barely holding its own through occasional brightenings and dimmings on final approach. That could change at any time.  The same holds true for the people involved in this unfolding story.

Everything is in flux for the astronomy community near perihelion. For example, just when all eyes are on the imagery provided by spacecraft like SOHO, the comet appears so bright that you see "blooming" as excessive light spills into adjacent pixels on the CCD.  And just when astronomers want to access the data most, so does the public, which begins to overwhelm the SOHO servers.  And nobody is getting much sleep.

Meanwhile, the Comet Festival officially launches today, deliberately waiting until the viagra uk prescription most uncertain moments.  That's because the Comet Festival in South Bend, IN, is embracing the uncertainty of Comet ISON's outcome regardless of whether Comet ISON survives.  We are celebrating this experience because as a community we value science; we are collectively going to watch nature unfold.  There is no predetermined outcome to this celestial phenomenon. 

In the runup to it's great! today, we've said that a thousand times, have made a hundred dry ice comets, and have come to one conclusion--but that'll have to wait.  It's now time to find whether Comet ISON has a dirty snowball's chance in hell.

November 28 Latest News

For the latest information today, here are some resources to consider:
NASA Comet ISON Observing Campaign
Karl Battams on Twitter
STEREO Science Center
The latest via a Google+ Hangout midday, also on YouTube
(1:00-3:30 EST)
Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) during closest approach
(begins sometime between 12:45 pm and 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
Spaceweather news and image gallery

What's Ahead

The Comet Festival respects the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, so we'll celebrate in private today.  But please see the Calendar of Events and the buy levitra uk Comet Festival Map for a hint of what's to come.  If there is any question about whether event sites are open, call in advance.  (Some calendars like In the Bend require an inflexible starting time (like for telescope viewing) and our own Calendar suggests some things are open continuously, which they obviously are not. 

Here are a few highlights on budget cialis tap (excluding the Sungrazer Pale Ale, which already sold out):

Regarding telescope viewing of Comet ISON in South Bend, stay tuned.  We'll make that call when/if Comet ISON makes it to the other side of price cialis the sun.  December mornings will be our best bet, but we'll see.  We will likely post last-minute announcements for viewing on the 2013 Comet Festival on Facebook or at @CometFest on Twitter.

Many thanks to the may people who have gotten us to viagra canada prescription this point.  We're thinking of you on this Thanksgiving Day.

Lunchtime Update from Nov. 25

Before we go, below is the recent Google+ Hangout of the same name, A Dirty Snowball's Chance in Hell, to tide you over until the spacecraft or Reddit or Twitter feeds (or whatever else you're watching) refreshes on your monitor.  :)

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