News & Events‎ > ‎

Mars & The Gas Giants - August 10th, 11th & 12th

posted Aug 5, 2018, 8:42 PM by ASSW Google Admin   [ updated Aug 5, 2018, 8:43 PM ]
Our final official Mars viewing nights for the season!

The red planet has been getting brighter in our skies for the last few months and Mars is at it's closest to Earth since 2002. For the next two months we will get the best views. Mars won't be so close again until 2035!

Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in the solar system also recently made their closest approached to Earth and are well placed for great viewing.

The Astronomical Society of the South West (Inc) will hold open astronomy nights for the public at their Observatory in College Grove, Bunbury.

The Observatory will be open on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th  of August, each night from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, weather permitting. There will be a range of club and member telescopes available to view various astronomical targets, including Mars, Jupiter & Saturn plus double stars, nebula, open clusters and globular clusters.

Cost: - Adults: $12.00;   Children: - $8.00;   Family: - $35.00.   CASH ONLY.

For further information, please enquire.