Heard something like this today from a friend of mine who thought I’d be interested in looking at a bright Mars in the sky tonight. But there’s no evening Mars in the sky at the moment – just Venus and Jupiter over in the north-west. The Stardome here at Auckland has this article about some Mars misinformation circulating on the net. See: Stardome Space News Page : Mars Hoax making the rounds on the internet.
However, it did give me an good reason to take my daughter outside to look at the sky tonight. She seemed quite taken with the idea of constellations and planets in the night sky. Maybe she’ll be the one to make the most use of my telescope.