Astronomical Appetizer Before the Cosmic Feast

Later this year, we are anticipating the brightest comet in 500 years (Comet ISON). Before the main course, however, you have the opportunity to enjoy a little appetizer. The Strategic Air & Space Museum is hosting a special Star Party on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 7:30 to 10:00PM for all to enjoy faint views of Comet PanSTARRS. Throughout the evening, we will also view a number of other beautiful objects such as the planet Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, and much more. Be sure to arrive during the first hour to see Comet PanSTARRS sitting near a very young crescent Moon. This event is open to the general public at no charge, and is sponsored by the Strategic Air & Space Museum and the Omaha Astronomical Society.

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