A Great Time to Look For Mars!

Look for Mars in the night sky after 9:00 pm. Look for a reddish-orange dot in the East sky. Mars is visible now and will be at its brightest October 4 – October 17. It will arrive at opposition on October 13. Opposition occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Mars…

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Zoom In on the Perseverance Mars Rover Tonight!

Michele Wistisen, the recently retired Supervisor of the Casper Planetarium, and Ken Brandt of the Robeson Planetarium in North Corolina will give an online Zoom presentation on the Perseverance mission tonight (Thursday, Aug. 13) at 6 pm. You can find the meeting info below. The Perseverance Rover was launched on…

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Explore Mars From Home!

The citizen science website Zooniverse has a new Mars project that you can help with from home! The Planet Four project asks you to examine photos like the one above in order to identify patterns that are caused by geysers of gas erupting through the southern polar ice cap on…

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