Comet Hale-Bopp/The Night Sky Right now, Comet Hale-Bopp is visible to residents of the Northern Hemisphere in the early morning and evening skies. Hale-Bopp promises to be one of the great comets of the century, and in this hour of Science Friday, we'll tell you what makes it so spectacular and pass on some viewing tips. Plus, we'll talk about two other celestial events you won't want to miss-a partial lunar eclipse and the appearance of Mars. Guests: Brian Marsden Director, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams International Astronomical Union Associate Director for Planetary Sciences Director of the Minor Planet Center Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA Joe Rao Meteorologist News 12 Network Lecturer American Museum-Hayden Planetarium New York, NY Listeners call in

Comet Hale-Bopp/The Night Sky

Comet Hale-Bopp/The Night Sky

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Right now, Comet Hale-Bopp is visible to residents of the Northern Hemisphere in the early morning and evening skies. Hale-Bopp promises to be one of the great comets of the century, and in this hour of Science Friday, we'll tell you what makes it so spectacular and pass on some viewing tips. Plus, we'll talk about two other celestial events you won't want to miss-a partial lunar eclipse and the appearance of Mars. Guests: Brian Marsden Director, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams International Astronomical Union Associate Director for Planetary Sciences Director of the Minor Planet Center Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA Joe Rao Meteorologist News 12 Network Lecturer American Museum-Hayden Planetarium New York, NY Listeners call in