- The canals of Mars. Vogt, G.L. // Odyssey;Sep89, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p8
Describes Italian astronomer Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli's discovery of canals on Mars in 1877 and how NASA's Mariner 9 spacecraft mission in 1971 found no evidence of the canals. Mapping the canals; Astronomer Percival Lowell's research in 1886.
- Your guide to Mars in 1994-95. Beish, Jeffrey; MacRobert, Alan M. // Sky & Telescope;Dec94, Vol. 88 Issue 6, p72
Presents a guide for the observation of the planet Mars for the years 1994 t 1995. Techniques; Photography; Use of a large refracting telescope; Recording of observations; Maps; Contact information. INSET: Which side is visible?..
- Mars 1995: Clouds with silver linings. Pepin, M. Barlow // Sky & Telescope;Sep95, Vol. 90 Issue 3, p90
Reports on observations made on the planet Mars. Difficulty of observing Mars' full rotation; The Martian cloudy season; Observations of the north pole. INSET: New directions for ground-based Mars studies..
- Solving riddles of the red planet. // Current Science;1/29/93, Vol. 78 Issue 11, p4
Discusses the possibility of life on Mars, and discoveries made during the last 17 years since NASA's Viking spacecraft photographed Mars. Mars is old enough (4.5 billion years) for life to have emerged on the planet; It has all the essential elements for life; Future Mars missions will look...
- 1988: a great year for Mars. Beisch, J.; Parker, D.C. // Astronomy;Mar1988, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p58
During 1988, Mars will come closer to Earth than it has in the last 17 years, and every astronomy enthusiast will have the opportunity to see and enjoy Mars. Discusses the types of observations that are possible and how to best make these observations.
- Ten pointers for Mars observers. // Astronomy;Jul88, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p76
Improve your views of the best apparition of Mars in seventeen years with these practical observing tips.
- Mars' opening act. Eicher, D.J. // Astronomy;Dec88, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p76
Scores of amateur observers watched Mars this summer as the Red Planet approached opposition. This gave astronomers the chance to see detail on Mars, including dust clouds, changes in surface features, and a dramatic thawing of the planet's South Polar Cap. INSET: What happened on Mars last...
- Clear view of Mars delights observers. Eicher, D.J. // Astronomy;Jan1989, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p108
Describes how observers were delighted that Mars loomed large and bright as it passed opposition September 22, 1988. Planet's atmosphere remained free of large-scale dust storms allowing for dramatic photos and sketches.
- Amateurs record Mars with CCD. // Astronomy;Feb1989, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p92
Members of California's Santa Barbara Astronomy Club recorded Mars with a charge-coupled device camera during the recent Martian opposition. Discusses how they created some of the first CCD images of Mars made by amateurs.