Comet 29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann – Webinar

Wednesday 12th May 202117:00

This week’s webinar will be on Comet 29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann, by Dr Richard Miles and Prof Laura Woodney

Tune in to the latest webinar to hear about this ‘comet’, one of the most bizarre objects in the Solar System, as well as plans to send a space mission there. Amateur observations have been key in uncovering some of its mysteries but only by sending an unmanned mission to orbit this Centaur object will we discover its true nature.
Laura Woodney is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at California State University, San Bernardino and is a Planetary Scientist currently specializing in ground-based optical observations of small icy bodies in the solar system (comets, centaurs). She is also the Deputy Principal Investigator of the Chimera team, who have the objective of sending a space mission to orbit Comet 29P and study it from close-up.

To join the interactive Zoom webinar please click on the below link. This will install the Zoom software if you do not already have it on your computer and then allow you to join the meeting. You may click on the link in advance to install the Zoom software prior to the webinar.

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For anyone who does not wish to join via Zoom or is unable to install the software, then we will also be streaming the webinar on our BAA YouTube channel. Please note you will be unable to ask questions via YouTube.

If you do not have access to a computer or have a problem with the above methods, then you can listen to the webinar on a phone, though you will pay for the call at your usual rate and you won’t have the benefit of seeing the presentation. A list of numbers can be found here, and you will need to key in the webinar id 548 739 039 to join.