Mars Observers Cafe
A web page to serve Mars observers containing none of the aromatic bovine flatulence found at many Mars sites. This is a hodgepodge of information for the Mars observer and is updated periodically. One of the amateurs’ greatest strengths is the sheer number of observers located around the Earth that permits 24-hour surveillance of nearly all Martian longitudes. The International Mars Patrol (I.M.P.) is a cooperative program by individual professional and amateur observers who are located in many foreign countries and U.S. territories making it possible for a 24-hour surveillance of all Martian longitudes. Established in the 1960’s, by Charles F. ("Chick") Capen and with Leonard J. Martin of the Lowell Observatory Planetary Research Center; the I.M.P. has contributed over 50,000 observations of Mars to date. Many thanks to the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) for their support in posting the Mars Observers Cafe. If you have any suggestions after surfing here please e-mail me with comments.
"I ought not to claim that I can see the phases of Mars; however, unless I am deceiving myself, I believe I have already seen that it not perfectly round"........................................Galileo Galilei