This Thursday, 25th of March from 8:00pm Astronomy Ireland will be hosting a Moon, Mars and Saturn Telescope Watches in various locations all around Ireland.
March represents a great month to observe both Mars and Saturn. Both are favourably placed in the evening skies, with Mars lying close to the spectacular sight of the near full moon. Astronomy Ireland will be setting up very powerful telescopes on the night which are open for all guests to use.
Along with the telescopes, the main Watch in Dublin will have Ireland's most powerful hand held laser to point out various elements in the night sky. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer all your questions and teach guests how to find their way around the sky using these powerful lasers. This will show you how to look for double stars, star clusters, the ISS (International Space Station) and more.
The event also gives astronomers of all levels (beginners and experts) an opportunity to meet other astronomers, to share their views and knowledge of astronomy with each other and maybe make some new friends.
The event is FREE and open to EVERYONE. We would advise everyone to wrap up warm when coming along to the event as the evenings can get very cool especially under clear skies which is what we always hope for.
For more information on Locations and Maps go to www.astronomy.ie/marswatches25mar10.html
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