NASA to Highlight Comet NEOWISE with Public Broadcast, Media Teleconference

As Comet NEOWISE begins to dazzle the evening skies, the public and media can pose their astronomy questions to a panel of experts from NASA, JPL, and the NEOWISE mission.

experts will discuss and answer public questions about Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE during
a broadcast of NASA Science Live and follow up media teleconference on
Wednesday, July 15. The comet is visible with the naked eye in the early
morning sky and starting this week, after sunset.

The NASA Science Live
episode will air live at 3 p.m. EDT (12 p.m. PDT) Wednesday on NASA Television
and the agency’s website, along with Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope, LinkedIn, Twitch, and USTREAM.

Viewers can submit questions
on Twitter using the hashtag #AskNASA or by leaving a comment in the chat
section of Facebook, Periscope, or YouTube.

NASA will follow the
broadcast with a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The media
teleconference audio will stream live at:

The teleconference
participants include:

  • Lindley Johnson, planetary defense officer and
    program executive of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, NASA
  • Emily Kramer, co-investigator on the Near-Earth
    Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) science team, NASA’s Jet
    Propulsion Laboratory
  • Amy Mainzer, NEOWISE principal investigator,
    University of Arizona

For information about
NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, including its Near-Earth Object
Observation Program, visit:

News Media Contact

Joshua Handal / Grey Hautaluoma

NASA Headquarters, Washington

202-374-9832 / 202-358-0668 /


Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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