Podcaster: Rob Sparks and Dr. Meg Scwhamb

Title: Comet Borisov Imaged By Gemini

Organization: National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Links: ; @NOAONorth;

Description: Comet Borisov is the second small object discovered as it passes through our solar system. Studying these interstellar visitors can tell us about where they originated and the similarities and differences they hold with our own solar system. Recently the Gemini Observatory imaged Comet Borisov. In this podcast, Dr. Meg Scwhamb discusses Comet Borisov and the recent imaging campaing. 

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (, providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at

Dr. Meg Schwamb is currently a lecturer (equivalent of an Assistant Professor in US/EU system) in the Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) and the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in the UK. She is interested in the fundamental questions of how our Solar System and others formed and evolved as well as exploring the process of planet formation. Her expertise is in big data for planetary astronomy, focusing in particular on studying the small body populations in the Solar System, exploring seasonal processes on Mars, and applying citizen science to mine large datasets for Solar System science.

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