In the past weeks, Comet Pan-STARRS has been visible from the southern hemisphere. After passing closest to the Sun on Sunday (March 10), Comet Pan-STARRS is on track for a potentially spectacular night sky display in the March twilight sky.
This image from Sky & Telescope shows where Comet Pan-STARRS will be visible in the evening sky March 7-20. WKU’s Hilltopper Astronomy Club will host a viewing party on March 13.
On Wednesday (March 13), the Hilltopper Astronomy Club will host a star party for anyone interested in an opportunity to observe Comet Pan-STARRS. Join this local organization of amateur astronomers and faculty from WKU’s Department of Physics & Astronomy in the lobby of Thompson Complex Center Wing, at the corner of State Street and College Heights Boulevard in Bowling Green. The viewing opportunity starts at 7 p.m., shortly after sunset, and is free to the public.