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Mars in Opposition


Friday, July 27th, 2018       
10:30pm – 2:30am (into the early morning of the 28th)
Free, Weather Permitting

Earth is passing between the Sun and Mars again, bringing the Red Planet close to our blue one and setting it prominently in the night skies for all to enjoy. This is the Opposition of Mars, when our neighbor is at the opposite end of the sky from the Sun. At Opposition, which takes place on July 27 this year, Mars rises as the Sun sets, remains up all night, and by midnight reaches its highest point in the sky.  Astronomers will be on our observatory decks with telescopes to assist with viewing.