On May 22, 2016, a special event occurs in the night time sky: Earth and Mars will be at opposition. During this opposition, Mars and the sun on are direct opposite sides of the Earth, bring Earth and Mars the closest together they will be for the next two years.
Oppositions not only bring great opportunities to observe the red planet in the night sky, they also afford opportunities for exploration. Join us for “Night Vision: Mars At Opposition”, as we look how and where to see Mars in the night sky, learn about the amazing discoveries that have been made during Mars oppositions, and more.
Night Vision: Mars at Opposition is presented by Paul Gibbs on Thursday, May 19th and Saturday, May 21st, in the Hansen Dome Theater at 6:45pm. Tickets available online or at the Clark Planetarium ticket desk. Free for members and $2 for everyone else.