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Mars Closest Approach to Earth

Monday, July 30 - Tuesday, July 31
10:30pm – 2:30am (into the early morning of July 31)
$8 per person/ Weather Permitting


On July 31st, Mars will be closer to the Earth and brighter than it has been for over a decade—less than 36 million miles away! Whether you gaze at this brilliant jewel set in the heavens above, or take a peek through a telescope, the view promises to be inspiring. Astronomers, telescopes and Mars-related activities on our observatory decks will keep you captivated throughout the evening. 

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