Merrillville Community Planetarium
Bringing the Universe to the Merrillville Schools and Northwest Indiana

Comet Called Halley, A


Grade Level:
6th - adult
Length (minutes):
60
Teacher Guide:
No
Description of Show:

What did ancient peoples believe when they observed Halley’s Comet? How did it affect their lives? What was learned after the scientific revolution about comets? This program includes a discussion on the Tunguska blast. It presents the newest information from the 1986 pass of Halley’s comet and the information gathered by the space probes. It includes the fly-by view for a close-up look at Halley’s comet.