Retrograde Motion of Mars

From: "Laura Bashlor" <>
Subject: Retrograde Motion of Mars
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 10:02:24 -0500

I would like to recommend that you take a look at the February 1997 issue
of "Que' tal?" (In The Current Skies)
<>.  The issue describes in
simple AND technical terms the phenomenon we might observe this year of
Mars seeming to stop its motion across our sky and actually go backwards
over a period of nights.  Besides some interesting charts and graphics,
there are directions for making a graph on which to plot this occurrence
from last December to July of 1997.  

Besides, it is a darned good astronomy magazine online!

Laura Bashlor
Shumate Middle School
Gibraltar, Michigan