The online skywatching website Slooh will webcast a live presentation today at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) in memoriam of Comet ISON, which fizzled out after its Nov. 28 slingshot around the sun. You can watch the webcast live in the window below:
The webcast will include live views of the sun from the Prescott Observatory at the University of Arizona, as well as a recap of Comet ISON's much-anticipated solar passage and its aftermath. Slooh host Bob Berman, an astronomer with Astronomy Magazine, and guest host Matt Francis of the Prescott Observatory will oversee today's event. [See the latest photos of Comet ISON]
You can watch the webcast here on SPACE.com, as well as directly from the Slooh website here: http://www.slooh.com
The webcast can also be seen via Slooh's iPad and iPhone app.
"After a full year of headlines and hype, Comet ISON seems to have been essentially destroyed by its close encounter with the sun," Slooh officials said in a statement. "Everyone knew that ISON might not survive such a close perihelion with the sun, yet a majority of astronomers guessed that it would. It's really no great surprise. Just a disappointment for us Earthly observers hoping for a great show. Visually, there seems to be nothing to see any more, whatsoever. Hopefully, ISON's death can bequeath us a lesson about astronomical hype."
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