Thomas bopp, whose name was memorialized in a comet, dies at 68 37-year-old alan hale - had discovered what is officially known as c/1995-01, a dirty snowball of dust, rock and ice that went. Comet hale-bopp's ancient spectacle by: alan hale and thomas bopp, independently discovered the comet in july 1995 twenty years after comet hale-bopp's inspirational appearance, the. Astronomers have been watching comet hale-bopp, currently visible before dawn in northeastern sky, since dr alan hale and thomas bopp independently discovered comet in july 1995 have discoverd. The image of comet hale-bopp blazing across the night sky of 1997 has delighted casual stargazers and astronomers alike it was first spotted in july 1995 by alan hale and thomas bopp, who.
Comet hale-bopp (official designation: c/1995 o1) was discovered on july 23, 1995 by alan hale, the founder and director of the southwest institute for space research, and independently by thomas bopp, an amateur astronomer from glendale, arizona. Alan hale (born march 7, 1958)  is an american professional astronomer, best known for his co-discovery of comet hale-bopp along with amateur astronomer thomas bopp  hale specializes in the study of sun-like stars and the search for extra-solar planetary systems , and has side interests in the fields of comets and near-earth asteroids. What the hale-bopp: promethean comet of miraculous synchonicity by ken kalb with a thousand days until the new millennium, the amazing blazing comet hale-bopp is sparkling in our pre-dawn skies.
Hale-bopp, ou c/1995 o1, alan hale e thomas bopp, ambos nos estados unidos  alan hale passara centenas de horas procurando novos cometas sem sucesso. Astronomers have been watching and measuring it since the night of july 22, 1995, when alan hale, an astronomer, and thomas bopp, an amateur star-gazer, independently discovered the comet out. Independent reports of the visual discoveries of a new comet have been received from alan hale and thomas bopp all observers note the comet to be diffuse with some condensation and no tail, motion towards the west-northwest. The hale-bopp comet was discovered by alan hale and thomas bopp 1997 serbian president slobodan milosevic was sworn in as president of the federal republic of yugoslavia.
The trail of hale-bopp share on facebook which was first spotted by amateur astronomers alan hale and thomas bopp on july 23, 1995, has more than lived up to its promise of being one of the. One of them was a professional astronomer and experienced comet hunter, alan hale the other was an amateur using a borrowed telescope thomas j bopp, a parts manager by profession, was out in the arizona desert with a group of astronomy enthusiasts. Alan hale (born march 7, 1958) is an american professional astronomer, best known for his co-discovery of comet hale-bopp along with amateur astronomer thomas bopp hale specializes in the study of sun-like stars and the search for extra-solar planetary systems, and has side interests in the fields of comets and near-earth asteroids. An unusually bright comet was discovered independently by two amateur astronomers—alan hale of new mexico and thomas bopp of arizona—in the southwestern united states in 1995 officially designated as c/1995o1, comet hale-bopp appears 1,000 times brighter than comet halley appeared at the same. The comet in the film-which is on a collision course with earth, naturally-is, like hale-bopp, named jointly after its two discoverers, the elijah wood character and the astronomer as if that wasn't enough, another and much more awful comet-on-collision-with-earth movie, michael bay's armageddon , also came out in 1998.
Thomas bopp, an amateur astronomer who in 1995 shared credit for the discovery of comet c/1995 o1, better known as hale-bopp, died this week at the age of 68 from alan hale on facebook: i was very saddened today to learn of the passing of my friend and partner in crime thomas j bopp our names. Comet hale-bopp, named after co-discoverers alan hale and thomas bopp, is returning to orbit the sun after 4,200 years the comet is currently visible at dusk and just before dawn in the northern hemisphere, and will make its closest approach to earth of about 122 million miles on march 22. Alan hale and thomas bopp, avid fans of space observation, were both from the united states hale discovered the comet in his own driveway in new mexico shortly after midnight upon realizing what he had seen, hale contacted the central bureau for astronomical telegrams and reported his find. Comet hale-bopp was discovered simultaneously by alan hale in new mexico and thomas bopp in arizona, on july 23, 1995 an unusual coincidence is that the two locations of discovery on the same day are both at the same exact latitude north.
Activities will include a comet viewing session (weather permitting), and a round-table discussion of the study of comets and nasa's role in comet studies, featuring david levy, co-discoverer of comet shoemaker-levy 9, dr don yeomans of jpl, and dr alan hale and thomas bopp, co-discoverers of comet hale- bopp. Alan hale was born 1957 and grew up in alamogordo, new mexico after graduating high school he entered the us naval academy in 1980 and later attended the new mexico state university thomas bopp was born in 1949 in denver,coloradoas a child his father taught him about meteor showers. Comet hale-bopp the hale-bopp comet was discovered in 1995 by two american astronomers, alan hale and thomas bopp, working independently alan hale and thomas. Comet hale-bopp streaking across the heavens in the spring of 1997, the night sky provided a spectacular lightshow as comet hale-bopp, one of the brightest comets seen during the twentieth century, traversed the heavens.