NASA to Highlight Comet NEOWISE with Public Broadcast and Media Teleconference



Experts from NASA will discuss and answer questions from the public on Comet C / 2020 F3 NEOWISE during a NASA Science Live broadcast and follow the media teleconference on Wednesday, July 15. The comet is visible to the naked eye in the sky early in the morning and as of 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. website, in the same way Facebook Live, Youtube, Periscope, LinkedIn, Tic, 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 conference call at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The audio of the media conference call will be streamed live on:

Teleconference participants include:

  • Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer and Program Director of the NASA Planetary Defense Coordination Office, NASA Headquarters
  • Emily Kramer, co-investigator of the NEOWISE (Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) scientific team, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Amy Mainzer, NEOWISE Principal Investigator, University of Arizona

For more information on NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, including its near-Earth object observation program, visit:


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