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Comet Hunter Wants to Share the Adventure with Students

Dr. Alan Hale's, Countdown to 500 Comets

"In early 1970, while at the age of 11 I observed my first comet (Tago-Sato-Kosaka 1969g -- incidentally, the first comet ever observed from space), and less than two months later I saw my first "Great" comet (Bennett 1969i). Since that time I have made an extensive pastime of observing whatever comets are visible in the sky. After over 37 years of doing this I have just recently added the 400th comet to my lifetime list, and to inaugurate the educational component of Earthrise I've decided to share my quest for comet number 500 with the astronomy students of the world."

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