MARS IS COMING - 2018
MARS NIGHT - 2018
Mars Opposition 2003 saw the school host a MARS NIGHT to view the red planet at its closest for the next 59,000 years !
From the response by the public that night the plans to build the Observatory at the school were begun.
2018 will see MARS back in our night sky a mere 1.2 million miles further away than in 2003 but it will still look as good in the telescopes as it did then. In fact 97% of its apparant size in 2003
So 2018 will be thee last time to see Mars at its largest in a telescope for SOME TIME !!!
MARS NIGHT 2018 will likely be the biggest event to ever be hosted at the Observatory