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The online observatory Slooh.com will host a special broadcast of Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner on Monday (Sept. 3) at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT on Sept. 4). Watch it live here. Slooh's astronomers will take questions posted with the hashtag #Slooh and discuss the history and the science of the celestial event. Watch it live here in the window above, courtesy of Slooh, or directly on Slooh.com.
"In preparation for Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner's perihelion (closest to the Sun) on September 10th, Slooh will be turning our telescopes to catch a live look before its close approach. On the night of September 3rd, the comet will lie just over 1 degree from bright star Capella in Auriga, making it far easier to spot. Tune in for some Labor Day entertainment at 10pm EDT.
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