Great Year for Mars! [S-18-30]

Presenter: Bruce McClure
Location: SUNY: Stowell Planetarium
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 2:00 PM 03/12, 03/19, 03/26
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In 2018, Mars beams as the 4th brightest celestial object, after the Sun, Moon and Venus. In other years, Mars only appears as a faint star. We learn how an understanding of this befuddling planet finally enabled astronomers to solve the puzzle of planetary motion, a mystery that eluded the ancients since time immemorial.

Bruce McClure writes astronomy and stargazing articles for EarthSky.org – a science website. Bruce loves sundials, moondials, and stardials. He earned his celestial navigation certificate from the School of Ocean Sailing.

NOTE: Links for this class are posted on the SOAR website course page.

Cap: 50



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