Mars Helo Mars
What's Up?  Sky Sights in March, 2021

Evening Skies: 

Mars continues to draw casual attention high in southwestern skies, modestly glowing and glowering among the faint stars of Taurus. Dramatic close approach to the famous "7 Sisters" Pleiades star cluster during the first week of the  month offers a fine binocular attraction.

Morning Skies:

Jupiter, Saturn and
Mercury form a noteworthy grouping in the first week of the month, but truly require a pair of binoculars to see very low in dawning east/southeastern skies. 

Moon Phases

New Moon: Saturday, March 13th
First Quarter: Sunday, March 21st

Full Moon: Sunday, March 28th

Last Quarter:  Saturday, March 6th

Alert: Throughout March,  the NASA rover Perseverance carries out its astrobiologic mission near Jezero Crater. The innovative crawler will also deploy the Igenuity Helicopter to attempt a "technology demonstration"


"Call the Astronomer" @ the Science Center (207) 488-5451 for any further details on these and other super sky sights at the opening of 2021.  The Science Center Facebook page also gives weekly opportunity to "Ask Mr. B" posing your astronomy thoughts and questions.

Enjoy the return of Spring witht he Vernal Equinox (Saturday, March 20th) and Daylight's Savings Time (March 14th), everyone!