See Mars at its best and brightest! Mars will be closer than it has been in 15 years and we’re celebrating with an evening star party. On July 27, 2018, Mars will be the third brightest object in our evening sky, only behind Venus and the full Moon.
Discover the meaning of “opposition” — when Mars and the Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth — and what makes this occurrence unique. Observe Mars up close using a telescope, engage in hands-on, Mars-themed activities and find out about the latest in Martian science from a self-described “professional Martian.”
You won’t want to miss this — the next closest opposition will be in September 2035.
Guest Speaker: Tanya Harrison, PhD, Director of NewSpace Initiative, University of Arizona | 9:30 p.m.
MarsFest is presented in collaboration with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Toronto Centre.
8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Free | Parking $10 (Member discount applies)
In the event of poor weather, Star Party activities will be held indoors. Telescope observing is weather dependent.