Ever since the Library added a telescope to our collection, I've become more aware of night sky events. Since last Saturday, the 9th the Comet Catalina has appeared in the predawn sky. It is visible by means of a pair of binoculars, and it should be more easily seen through a telescope. On Sunday, the 17th, the comet will be at its closest point to the Earth. To learn more about Catalina, click here.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day, Credit & Copyright: Fritz Helmut Hemmerich
We have quite a number of books on comets and asteroids in our children's collection under J 523.6. Our newest one is Comets by Kate Riggs [J 523.6 RIG].
And here's a short video about the Comet Catalina: