South Downs Planetarium
Astronomy & Science Centre

Destination Mars, the Red Planet.

Mon, April 15th 3.30pm

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Destination Mars, the Red Planet.

Image: Courtesy of NASA


This Summer Mars will be a prominent object in the southern night sky, its bright orangey-red disk an easy object some way below the fainter stars of Leo, the Lion.

Spacecraft have shown us a bitterly cold, dry planet, with huge volcanoes, vast canyons, craters and ancient river valleys. Far from being a world where nothing ever happens, Mars has landslides, whirlwinds and great dust storms.

Fasten your seat belts for a trip to the Red Planet.