GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History and the Alachua Astronomy Club will offer “Magnificent Mars” from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 12, featuring presentations and telescope viewings of Mars and other celestial bodies. Fall nights in 2005 are expected to give the best views of Mars for U.S. observers in the last 50 years.

There is no admission charge for this event. For more information, visit

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