Tag Archives: Mars

“Sky at Night” on Mars from the BBC

by Richard Sherman Late last year, I subscribed to the BBC’s Sky at Night magazine, which is available in the USA in both print and digital editions. There is a 2-for-1 sale ongoing now where you can get two years … Continue reading

Posted in March 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Robert Vanderbei’s Mars Photo

Bob Vanderbei is a professor in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. He is an amazing astro-photographer and a club member.  His photo of Mars below taken at 3:15 a.m. on October 6 makes you … Continue reading

Posted in November 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mars Opposition Photos from the Past

by John Church Left Picture: August 18, 1971         Right Picture: Oct. 11, 1973 Edmund 4-inch refractor            Hastings-Byrne 6¼ inch refractor Angular diameter 24.7 arcsec           Angular diameter 21.4 arcsec Central Meridian 10º              Central Meridian 328º                        Published in Sky & Telescope, March … Continue reading

Posted in November 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Jupiter & Mars

by John Giles I just happened to catch a SKY & TELESCOPE note on the Jupiter/Mars conjunction on January 6th and 7th. It sounded too good to pass up, so I set my alarm for 5:30 AM on the 7th … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

“The Martian” and Ernest Shackleton

by Prasad S. Ganti “The Martian” is a science fiction book written by Andy Weir. It was made into a movie starring Matt Damon as a Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars who was certain to be the first … Continue reading

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