Mars at Opposition – 30th August 2003

At our second Public Meeting for National Astronomy Week, Greg Smye-Rumsby again gave us a talk about the planets, and Gilbert Satterthwaite explained some of the finer points of planetary orbits to show us how and why the current opposition of Mars is special. Don Searle brought along his collection of meteorites, and computer and poster displays were also present. The weather smiled on us, and our visitors were able to see Mars itself through telescopes set up on the site of the old High Elms house. Other astronomical sites including Uranus, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Ring Nebula, were also seen, and we hope that some of the fruits of the evening’s observing will soon appear in the gallery. Many thanks to all those who helped and organised the events during National Astronomy Week

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