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Mars & the Gas Giants - July 13th, 14th & 15th

posted Jun 26, 2018, 1:37 AM by Brian Raynor
July is a great time to view Mars!

The red planet has been getting brighter in our skies for the last few months and soon Mars will make its closest approach to Earth since 2002, and for 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, during the last weekend of the July 2018 school holidays.

The Observatory will be open on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th  of April, 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.