Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Mars at brightest next few weeks

The planet Mars will be big and bright the next few weeks. Look for it in the east after dark. After 9 p.m. it should be quite easy to see. It is bright, sort of orange-yellow, and there is nothing else near it to confuse you.

If you want to see it through a telescope, this Saturday, October 22, my astronomy club will be holding a public starnight and will have telescopes there to show people Mars and other things. Directions are here. You can show up any time after sundown. Obviously (or maybe not, given past events) you shouldn't come if it's cloudy.