How You Can See A Close-Up Of The Dazzling Planet Tonight Through A ‘Virtual’ Telescope

Can you see Mars at night? Yes—right now you can see Mars from Earth by looking due east as soon as the Sun sets in the west. Mars is today at opposition so as bright as it ever gets. 

However, if you want to get an extra-special close-up then Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona is streaming a special “Virtual Mars Series” of planet-gazing events on YouTube.

During these live webcasts you’ll be able to see real-time close-ups of the red planet through a huge 14-inch “virtual telescope.” 

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How, when and where to see live close-ups of Mars streaming on YouTube

The observatory is running three sessions on YouTube . Its “Virtual Mars Series” is free and open to

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