Celestial News & Events

See Mars at Its Best Since 2003

Wonder what to see now that Mars is at its biggest and brightest? Here are expert tips for when, where, and how to look.

Explore the Night with Bob King

Observers Anxious for Dust to Settle as Mars Opposition Approaches

With opposition only weeks away, will the current global dust storm finally break? We look at the prospects.

Celestial News & Events

Mars Opposition: Best Showing in a Decade

At last, a fine Mars apparition: on May 22nd the Red Planet reaches opposition, shining almost as bright as Jupiter, and the planet makes its closest approach to Earth on May 30th.