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In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) the Fairbanks Astronomy Unit (FAU) is opening an observatory for public viewings. You can follow our activties here. Most recent posts are on top so if you are new, please start from the bottom.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mars attacks farm in Fairbanks while viewers look on with FAU telescope.
5 below temperatures at Creamers farmhouse on Jan 30th is warmer than Mars in summer.
Nearly 80 folks lined up to see Mars opposition in the 17.5" Cosmic Cannon to get the big scene.
Mars won't be as close again until 2014.