Mars Occultation Event, February 18th!
On February 18th an exciting astronomical event is happening. The Moon will be hiding Mars, this is known as an occultation. A special OPV event will be happening on the morning of the 18th where we will stream the event from our 1m telescope and have staff active in the OPV chatroom.
The occultation will be starting at 7:24 am ( Ingress ) when Mars passes behind the Moon on the sky and ends at 8:49 am ( Egress ) when Mars reappears from behind the Moon. OPV will be start around 7:00 am and end after 8:00 am!
Join us this Tuesday for this early morning rare astronomical event!