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The comets are coming to The Wild Center

December 27, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE - The Adirondack Public Observatory announces a lecture presented by Dr. Joshua Thomasto be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Wild Cente.

There are two comets recently discovered that are heading toward the sun and will pass close to the earth. In fact, the comets are expected to be bright enough to be seen by the naked eye, and possibly so bright that they would be visible during the day. This talk will cover some basic information about how comets work. Where do comets come from? What are comets made of? Why do comets have two tails? Why do we have Jupiter to thank for the impending visits of these two comets, next year?

Dr. Joshua Thomas, a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Clarkson University, currently teaches introductory physics classes and will be teaching an astrophysics course in the spring semester. He received a B.S. in physics with a concentration in Astrophysics in 2004 , an M.S. in Physics in 2006, and a PhD. in physics in August 2012, all from the University of Toledo. He is also involved with the restoration and upgrade of the Reynolds Observatory in Potsdam.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information visit APObservatory.org; e-mail info@APObservatory.org; or phone at 518-359-3538.

 
 

 

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