This educational talk discusses these enigmatic space objects and presents exciting new research and discoveries.
Comets are some of the oldest objects in the Solar System and have fascinated mankind forever. They have been studied using terrestrial telescopes, various space missions, and now by Rosetta – an orbiter flying in unison with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
The talk opens with some basic facts: the definition of a comet, where they come from and when they formed. It goes on to discuss historical connections and a handful of well known comets in detail. It rounds off with news and discoveries from the few comets to have been visited by spacecraft including Temple-1, Siding Spring and, of course, 67P.
Originally written as part of our Comet Workshop, this talk is now being offered as a stand alone presentation. Check out the Comet Workshop page if you’d like the additional demonstration and ‘astro bake-off’ activity.
The talk lasts about an hour, followed by an optional question and answer session.
£75 for one hour (incl. Q&As)
We can bring all equipment needed, but can plug into your projection and audio system if you have one.
TRAVEL & OVERNIGHT STAY
Travel is charged at 45p per mile from our base in Hastings to your venue and back again. If the journey will take us over 2 hours we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £45. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.
Lectures and talks can take place anywhere that can accommodate a projector and screen, plus enough chairs for the audience to sit comfortably (a classroom or village hall will do just fine).
To make a booking, please use the Booking Form (click the big button at the top of the page). If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.
HEALTH & SAFETY
• We hold £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance
• All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available on request
• The speaker holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carries photo ID