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What Are Comets?

Comets are small celestial bodies that orbit the Sun. Primarily made of dust and ice, many have a tail (coma) and are thought to be remnants of the formation of the Solar System. more

2017 / 2018 Cosmic Calendar

List of cosmic events in 2017 an 2018 including supermoons, solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers, solstices, and equinoxes. more

2013: Year of comets

2013 is going to be a good year for comet watchers, with at least 3 comets that may be visible without the aid of sophisticated equipment. more

3 comets in 2013

Three comets - comet ISON, comet Lovejoy and comet Encke will grace the winter skies in 2013. more

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to peak on May 6, 2018. The Eta Aquarids is one of two meteor showers created by debris from Halley's Comet. more

Meteor Showers

Dates and tips on how and where to see "shooting stars" from meteor showers all over the world. more

Perseid Meteor Shower

The 2017 Perseid meteor shower will peak on Aug 12 and 13. A waning gibbous Moon may make it harder for observers to see the celestial fireballs. more

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