HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Hundreds turned out for a lecture on comets and meteors by Dr. Bill Cooke from NASA’s Meteoroid Environments Office in the 3-D theater at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
The Von Braun Astronomical Society and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center hosted a free public viewing in front of the Davidson Center for Space Exploration for Comet PanSTARRS.
The comet will near peak brightness around 8:00 p.m. and will be accompanied by a crescent Moon. The comet will be visible to the naked eye and through binoculars. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center set up telescopes for the public to view Comet PanSTARRS through.