After Hours Programs

Astronomy Live: The Opposition of Mars

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A high resolution image of the surface of Mars, including a polar ice cap.

In the coming months, Mars will be easily visible in the night sky. Join Steven Beyer and Joe Rao as they illustrate Mars’ place among the stars of the constellation Scorpius, and explain what happens during the Opposition of Mars, when the Red Planet and the Sun are on opposite sides of Earth. The hosts will also share updates and discoveries from recent Mars missions.