National Astronomy Week 2020

National Astronomy Week 2020 National Astronomy Week 2020
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In autumn 2020, Mars makes a close approach to Earth, and it won’t be as close again until 2035. We’ll be holding a National Astronomy Week to make sure that as many people as possible get a chance to see Mars, even if only from their back garden or online, and to find out about the exciting space missions to the planet.

The week will be Saturday 14 November to Sunday 22 November. Mars will be easily visible in the evening sky, as well as Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon. Normally, there would be observing sessions across the country, but this year because of COVID-19 we’ll be holding most of our events online, so you can join in wherever you are.

NAW is hosting a programme of exciting virtual events with a range of unique and current topics, including top speakers with specialist knowledge - see NAW events in the menu.  And each evening, weather permitting, observatories around the country will be livestreaming views of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon and other showpieces of the sky.