Comet Halley


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Comet Halley

[¦käm·ət ′ha·lē]
(astronomy)
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Orionids: Conditions during 2014 favour the observation of both comet Halley streams.
The reappearance of Comet Halley a few years ago gave us the impetus for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Party.
Comet Halley is unique in our epoch--a bright, periodic, sometimes spectacular comet that sews the generations together, stitching back through history and forward into epochs to come, awakening us from the delusion that we exist separate from our past and our future, time-binding the human species.
Program includes the planetarium show Comet Halley and viewing through refractor telescopes, through November 23, (except Nov.
It is expected to pass less than 10 million miles from Earth, which could make it the brightest comet since Comet Halley in 1986, outshining all but the brightest half-dozen stars.
But my two other most fascinating comets of the past 50 years have been Comet Halley in March-May 1986 and Comet IRAS-Araki-Alcock in May 1983, the latter of which I'll discuss here in next month's column.
Eta Aquarid, one of the two annual meteor showers originating from Comet Halley, got its name from the "most radiant point" in the constellation Aquarius which is a bright star called Eta Aquarii.
They suggested building a sailcraft that would rendezvous with Comet Halley during its 1986 return to the inner solar system.
Some observers, concerned that urban light pollution may prevent a person's one chance to see the comet, have launched a light-dimming program called "Dark Skies for Comet Halley.
Halley Flare-up "Something strange happened to Comet Halley last February 12th.
From the intensity of the cyanogen emission, Fitzsimmons and Cartwright calculate that the comet vents about 3 kilograms of the gas every second-five times more than Comet Halley released in 1985, when it was much closer to the sun's warming rays.
In 1985, when I was 15, my family drove me to a dark-sky observatory for my first look at Comet Halley (S&T: Feb.