Catching Comets

ASK May-June 2020. Look, a shooting star! Or is it a new comet? Or a falling space rock? Or a visitor from far, far away?
ASK May-June 2020 

This edition of ASK Magazine takes a hard look at space rocks. Take your pick: Asteroids, meteors, and comets. Moons, planets, and space dust. When you mix astronomy and geology, you discover that, well, space rocks!


 Did you know it’s possible that there might be meteorites in your own backyard? Or that we have almost as many dwarf planets as Snow White had dwarf BFFs? Buckle up as ASK takes you out to space and beyond. Through the pages of this star-studded journey to space, you and your kids will ride a comet, meet an 18th century astronomer, catch an asteroid, and more! You’ll also gain a whole new vocabulary of weird, wacky words including Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Oumaumau, and other terms that you can show off to your friends.


Enjoy features including:

  • Field Guide to Space Rocks and where to find them
  • Is There a Meteorite in Your Backyard?
  • Ride a Comet by Meg Moss
  • The Visitors
  • Caroline Chases Comets by Rebecca Szulhan
  • To an Asteroid and Back by Meg Thacher
  • How to Avoid an Asteroid

Regular features of ASK magazine include Nosy News, Nestor’s Dock, Bot’s Mighty Math, Ask Ask, Contest and Letters, and Marvin and Friends.