Come learn about and see Red Planet Aug. 8 in Foley
The Foley Public Library will present A Night With the Red Planet on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the library’s upstairs meeting room.
David Kriegler, former Physics & Astronomy Instructor for Nebraska University of Omaha is the speaker. He will talk for approximately 20 minutes.
Attendees are then invited to join us in the back parking lot for a viewing of Mars, Saturn, and Venus through a 10 inch telescope.
Mars and the Earth are getting closer every day. This results in Mars getting brighter and larger.
By June 27, Earth, Mars, and the Sun will be in a line. This is called opposition, and from our perspective here on Earth, Mars will be completely lit by the Sun.
On July 31, Mars and the Earth will be at their closest which allows for excellent viewing of Mars through a telescope. While Mars is normally small and dim, this will provide for an opportunity to see it in much more detail.
Seating will be limited for this presentation, please call 251-943-7665 to reserve a seat. For more information on this program, visit foleylibrary.org or email Melanie at mschnieders@cityof foley.org.