With all the news recently around NASA’s Perseverance rover, why not have a look for Mars over the next week! Mars is in a great location at the moment, very close to the Pleiades star cluster, it’s well worth a look. Don’t forget to give Perseverance a wave!
Mars can be seen from dusk in the South from around 18:00, Pleiades starts to become visible slightly later around 18:45. They will work their way to the west as the evening progresses and can be seen until around midnight.
The image shows their location at 19:50 on the 24th
(The image is from Stellarium, a fantastic piece of free software)
Don’t forget to check out other interesting things to see in the sky on our astronomy calendar!