Hello local stargazers and space enthusiasts!
NASA's Mars Phoenix touches down on the Red Planet's north polar plain
tomorrow, Sunday May 25th a little before 5 p.m. If you'd like to
follow the landing, on the internet or television here's a one stop
. From here you can click on
NASA TV, view the landing schedule and news briefing schedule, blogs and
Here is a list of museums with Mars Phoenix programming in case you'd
like to participate in a group event.
Follow Phoenix on Twitter and Facebook
If the clouds clear tonight or Sunday night, why not step outside and
look up! Mars is easy to see in the early evening sky right now. With
binoculars or telescopes on Sunday night, you'll spot Mars near the edge
of the Beehive cluster, Messier 44. Tonight, Mars will appear to be a
red star against the fainter stars of the cluster. Here's a little
Mars-gazing feature I wrote yesterday:
Jane - who will be supporting the Phoenix landing tomorrow at JPL -
let's all send Phoenix a big good luck for a soft landing tomorrow!
Jane Houston Jones
34.2048N 118.1732W, 637.0 feet
Old Town Astronomers: http://www.otastro.org