By Paul Schmitt
The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will be holding a special viewing of the planet Mars on Tuesday, July 31. Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth in the past fifteen years. Gary Henkelmann, president of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society, says it will be another rare chance to view the red planet at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center.
Mars is about 35 million miles away from the Earth, according to Henkelmann. He says Venus, Jupiter and Saturn will also be visible on the evening of July 31 as well. The public is welcome to view starting at 8 pm at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center located at Utah Street and Cove Road in Sturgeon Bay.