May 18 Indoor Meeting: Mars at Opposition

Location: NCSU Crafts Center (directions)
Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Mars at Opposition: Historical context and what to expect
RAC Member and Associate Professor of Hispanic linguistics at NC State, Jim Michnowicz

Gain some background on the upcoming Mars Opposition. Mars won't be this close
again until 2035, so this is the summer to spend some time on the Red Planet. Look at a brief
history of Mars observations, as well as what to expect in the eyepiece during this year's opposition in
July.

RAC Business:
After the presentation, we will discuss additional RAC business.

We will then adjourn for dinner at a Sammy's Tap and Grill on Avent Ferry Rd.