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National Astronomy Week: A Mars Encounter of a Virtual Kind!
In autumn 2020, Mars makes a close approach to Earth and the National Astronomy Week team want to make sure that as many people as possible get a chance to see it. View the red planet from your back garden or online and find out about the exciting space missions coming up!
“National Astronomy Week takes place from 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!”
Did you know?
Mars is known as the Red Planet because iron minerals in the Martian soil oxidize, or rust, causing the soil and atmosphere to look red.
School Activities: ESERO Mars Resources & Projects
This collection of resources support learning about STEM subjects using the context of exploring Mars. Using the context of the ExoMars mission, activities link to areas of the curriculum including: science, D&T and computing. There are activities focused on children of different ages, ranging from 5-18 years of age.