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M104 Sombrero galaxy

 
MARS IS COMING - 2018

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MARS NIGHT - 2018

PERIHELIC APPARITION

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

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