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Nov. 04, 2013 | 9:22 a.m.

‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ fan celebration: Watch it live at 2 p.m.

J.R.R. Tolkien fans who can’t attend today’s global celebration for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” can watch the satellite transmission right here on Hero Complex, using the live stream video below. The event is set for 2 p.m. PST, with director Peter Jackson and several cast members gathering at satellite-linked theaters in Los Angeles, New York, London and Wellington, New Zealand, to screen scenes from the Dec. 13 release and answer questions in front of a live audience. Audiences in Brussels, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Rome, Toronto, Hamburg, Germany; and Sydney, Australia will be able to buy tickets to watch the scenes and interviews live in theaters, and the event also will be streamed live online, in the video below, though with an edited version of the scenes from the film. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will host the […]
Feb. 12, 2013 | 4:12 p.m.

Asteroid flyby on Friday: Where and when to watch it online

A handout illustration showing a diagram depicting the passage of asteroid 2012 DA14 through the Earth-moon system on Friday. (NASA/JPL-CALTECH)
An asteroid half  the size of a football field will come zipping past Earth at an almost uncomfortably close distance on Friday, and you can watch it online. If you were hoping to just crane your neck skyward and watch the space rock fly by overhead, think again: Though NASA scientists say this is the first time in recorded history that an asteroid this large will fly this close to Earth,  it will still appear too small to see with the naked eye. People in the Eastern Hemisphere may be able to spot the asteroid zoom by with the help of strong binoculars or a small telescope, but here in the Western Hemisphere, it will be nearly impossible to see it even with these visual aids because its closest approach will take place during daylight hours. Asteroid flyby: Call off […]
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