We’ll be celebrating Mars in a series of free events for children and adults in National Astronomy Week.
From 14 to 22 November, the NAW team will bring you discussions by leading scientists, astrobiologists, presenters and writers every day, and in the evenings astronomical societies and observatories will broadcast images of the red planet from around the UK.
Mars is high in the UK sky at the moment, so early evenings are a great time to take a look at the planet for yourself. It’s obvious to the naked eye, and moderate telescopes show dark markings on its surface, and the southern polar cap, as well as clouds in the Martian atmosphere.
Check out the NAW 2020 website to book into one of our fantastic array of talks and observing events, and to find out more about our neighbouring world.