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The Ankara University Observatory will organize an event to enable sky aficionadas to view the red planet of Mars through its telescope June 30.

At the event participants will experience a visual feast of shooting stars and planets in danger of being forgotten because of light pollution. The event is being organized within the scope of the observatory’s public day events.

If the night sky is clear Mars, the moon and Saturn will all be visible through telescopes during the event. Along with opportunities for sky observation the event will also entail an introduction to various celestial bodies and a discussion on astronomy.

Event attendees will also be able to see how the observatory’s tools at the have changed and developed over time in the Observatory Museum, which will be open during the day. The sky observation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the observatory.

June/30/2012

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