Update from 14 August: you can watch a replay of the hangout here.

Join us for a Google hangout with Rosetta mission experts to celebrate perihelion – the closest point to the Sun along the comet’s orbit. The hangout will be streamed live on 13 August at 13:00 GMT / 15:00 CEST – watch it here.


The Hangout will be hosted by Emily Baldwin (ESA Space Science Editor) who will be joined by:

Nico Altobelli – Acting Rosetta Project Scientist, ESAC
Michael Küppers – Rosetta Science Operations Coordinator, ESAC
Sylvain Lodiot – Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager, ESOC
Armelle Hubault – Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Engineer, ESOC
Barbara Cozzoni – Philae Lander Engineer, DLR
Holger Sierks – OSIRIS Principal Investigator, MPS
Joel Parker – Alice instrument Deputy-PI, SwRI
Colin Snodgrass – Professional ground-based observing campaign coordinator, Open University
Aurelie Moussi-Soffys – Science activities manager for Philae, SONC (CNES)

Background info on perihelion, including FAQ: https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Rosetta_preparing_for_perihelion
Sign up on Google+: https://plus.google.com/events/cl01p03as680jn4iflpp1hmdbr4
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaBZbc6WGLs