Notice: This year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be launched from barges located between 23rd and 37th Streets in Manhattan. The fireworks will not be visible from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Visit Macy's website for more info. See Details

World Science Festival

A Comet ‘Lands’ in Brooklyn!

Event Details

Apologies, this event has already taken place.

Our Sponsors

Share this Event

More about World Science Festival

Click here to read the press release.

This summer, a spacecraft named “Rosetta” will rendezvous with the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, having traveled 3.7 billion miles from Earth. “Rosetta,” launched in 2004, will attempt a first-ever landing on the comet in November. Join the World Science Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park to see a dynamic installation of the comet itself.

Invitation Only School Programs (May 28 - May 30):
Students learn the amazing ten year story of The Rosetta Mission and how scientists believe our oceans may have come from comets. They then make their own “kitchen comet.” Suggested for grades 4-8. If you are an educator and want to bring you students, please email education@worldsciencefestival.com to reserve a slot.

Presented in collaboration with Studio KCA and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Rosetta Mission is a European Space Agency flagship mission with contributions from its member states and NASA.