To celebrate the great 2005 opposition of Mars, a small "star party" was held at Patrick's home on Oct 20-22nd, 2005 during which an Martian themed episode of the Sky at Night was filmed. Weather was good throughout the period, and excellent views of Mars were obtained. Below is a selection of photographs of the event, as well as images taken by myself during the weekend.

Mars Observers Photograph. From left, BAA Mars Director Richard McKim, David Tyler, Patrick, Martin Mobberley, and Myself.

Mars observers gathering. David Tyler, and Myself discuss the nights observations while Bruce Kingsley sets up equipment behind.

Mars images during the weekend. Above are the images obtained by myself during the weekend, using a Celestron C9.25 telescope.


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