Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Bilan

    Bilan said, almost 3 years ago

    What? No insipid remark by Brewster?

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    Why does this remind me of ’Lucifer’s Hammer?’
    Or Deep Impact.
    (If you haven’t read Lucifer’s Hammer, I strongly urge you to do so. If you haven’t seen Deep Impact… well … I don’t urge you quite so strongly to see it…)

  3. SciTech Scotty

    SciTech Scotty said, almost 3 years ago


    Brewster thought Dr. Mel said “bison” so he is out hunting buffalo.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    I hope it’s more exciting than the last one.

    I wrote this about Pan-STARRS:

    “Comet Hype

    May 15, 2013

    With the comet that was hyped up but no one seemed to actually see now behind us, one wonders if the next comet will be a bust as well.

    I looked for comet Pan-STARRS, following the directions given to see it. Despite living in some of the darkest skies left in the U.S., where star colors are routinely visible, I didn’t see it at all. I wonder how many people did.

    I’m hoping ISON will be visible to the unaided eye.

    In 1986, the chemistry professor across the street and I went to the edge of town and looked at Halley’s Comet. It wasn’t spectacular, but it was visible just above the horizon. Looked better in the scopes we brought.

    But at least we could see it. There have been several comets since then that were hyped up but were either invisible without a large scope or required extraordinary measures just to see them at all.

    Mars in 2002 or 2003, I forget which, was spectacular. Driving between Oregon and my job in California, it was fascinating to have the bright red-orange spot in the sky during the summer.

    The dust storm from China during the full moon (again, I forget which of those years it was) made for something really spectacular, with much of the sky the color of translucent milk.

    But comets? Never had much luck with them. I just can’t get all that interested in something that turns out to require ridiculous means just to see it.

    Hopefully ISON will be visible. Be nice if it lived up to the hype that usually accompanies comets."

  5. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 3 years ago

    Quick…where’s my white Nikes & tinfoil helmet?!

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 3 years ago

    The Hale-Bopp comet was spectacular! It was just right there. You didn’t have to look for it. It was just right there, as big as life. For weeks…..This one does have great potential, if it makes it around the sun….Hey, maybe we’ll get two comets as it comes around the sun…..Keep your fingers crossed…

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Why do they always have to be on the horizon where I can’t find them?

  8. mtvbuckeye

    mtvbuckeye said, almost 3 years ago

    I love this strip, entertaining and educational.

  9. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, almost 3 years ago

    SciTech Scotty said:

    “Brewster thought Dr. Mel said “bison” so he is out hunting buffalo.”

    In space, “The Final Frontier”? Oh, I keep forgetting, this is Brewster we’re talking about!

  10. corzak

    corzak said, almost 3 years ago

    I’ve been outside at 5am with binocs, to see ISON, three mornings in a row now.

    Completely overcast. Three mornings in a row now. Doh!

  11. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, almost 3 years ago

    I think Doc ISON something!

  12. Kim Metzger

    Kim Metzger GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Anyone else remember “Our New Age,” a comic strip about science that ran on Sunday during, I think, the 1960s? It was straight science, no stories or anything. I followed it, and my science teachers would sometimes post it on their classroom bulletin boards. I liked it, though, occassionally, it would deal with things like if the Van Allen belt got out of control, or mutations, and it could be pretty scary.

  13. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 3 years ago

    Comets are close to the horizon when they’re near the sun. After the sun rises, it’s impossible to see them. They are visible higher in the sky on their way in and out of the solar system.
    Having said that, I was very disappointed that I never did see Haley, even when I was in the Keys.

  14. Vic

    Vic said, almost 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    That’s OK we can still always send Bruce Willis

  15. Ray C

    Ray C said, almost 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    I read Lucifer’s Hammer when it first came out, and listened to it on audio book just a few months ago. Besides hearing a good novel again, I was struck by how everyone smokes in those old SF novels.
    I have “The Mote In God’s Eye” also, but I’m putting it off. There’s only so much total disaster one can handle in one year.

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