Dear Planetary Society Members,

Our international Mars celebration has begun!
Join us for Mars Watch 2003, as we celebrate the
closest approach of Mars in more than 50,000 years.

This summer people everywhere will
be taking a closer look at this fascinating world
next door. The Planetary Society’s Mars Watch 2003
program includes over 200 Mars related events
around the world, a number that continues to grow.
Currently, there are Mars Watch 2003 events in the
United States, Japan, Austria, Denmark, Germany,
Spain, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, Taiwan,
Malaysia, and Portugal.

We invite you to take a closer look at Mars by
attending a star party, learning something new about
Mars at a lecture, attending a Mars Watch 2003 family
event, or simply taking a look at the sky on August 27.

For a complete list of our events worldwide,
please check our website at:

Additionally, our website is loaded with educational
and observing activities, and information about the five
spacecraft going to Mars to join the two already there.
Turn your attention to Mars – by visiting us at:

Help us achieve our goal to have half of the world’s
population looking at, or thinking about, Mars this summer.
During this “Close Encounter of a Red Kind,” Mars will
be a beautiful sight in the sky for anyone who looks up.