The best way for most kids to learn something is to let them experience it, and the universe is about to deliver a wonderful teaching tool right to our very doorstep! A comet named Pan-STARRS is reaching the inner solar system as we speak, and it's proving to be quite a good show in the Southern Hemisphere already. It should be visible in the Northern Hemisphere very soon - bright enough to see with the naked eye! This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to explore the mystery of comets, and have the expierence the appearance of one as it happens. Comet watching will be something to do with your kids every night at dusk for the next month or so.