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The Observatory is Doing FREE Comet Making Demonstrations All Week Starting March 19

March 18, 2016 by Brian Champlin

So you want to learn how to make a comet…

Where else in L.A. would you go, but the Griffith Observatory!

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From March 19-27 the Griffith Observatory will be doing twice-daily Let’s Make a Comet demonstrations showing how to make a real-life comet out of ordinary household materials and a little bit of dry ice.

It’s all about exploring he nature of water in all its forms – solid, liquid, and gas – and facilitating further discussing about the importance of water on Earth and life (if it exists) on other places within our solar system.

The 25 minute programs should be especially educational and entertaining for kids if you happen to have any little ones who might want to attend.

Oh, and the best part? FREE!

Griffith Observatory

Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

The free public demos will take place on Saturdays-Sundays at 1:00pm and 3:00pm and Tuesday-Friday at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Keep in mind the Observatory is closed on Mondays.

Just as a reference point for folks interested in what a DIY comet-making process looks like, here’s a tutorial NASA uploaded to YouTube:

via NASA / YouTube

Keep in mind due to construction during spring break, you may experience some delays if driving up to the Observatory during the March 19-27 period.

For more information, visit the public programs page on the Griffith Observatory website.

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