Mars so close

Marte ao telescópio

Marte ao telescópio. Créditos: Christoph Ries

Fifteen years have passed since Mars was so close to the Earth, and it will not be this close again until 2035! From 22:00 on, come to Quinta do Covelo, in Porto, to see not only the red planet, but also a moon eclipse (starting before nightfall) and Saturn through the telescopes of Planetário do Porto – Centro Ciência Viva.

The entrance is free and done through the Centro de Educação Ambiental da Quinta do Covelo, by the gate in front of nº 330 from Rua Álvaro de Castelões.

This activity is part of the Ciência Viva no Verão em Rede 2018 program.

More information (in Portuguese)



2 hours

Free entrance


Centro de Educação Ambiental da Quinta do Covelo
Gate in front of nº 330 in Rua Álvaro de Castelões.