West Conn is hosting special telescope viewings of Mars tonight. The rooftop observation deck of the Science Building on the midtown campus will be open from 10pm to midnight. Viewings are also scheduled for July 27th and 30th as well as August 4th. Mars will be at its closest approach to the Earth and highest magnitude of brightness since 2003. Mars will shine brighter than any other object in the sky, except Venus and the moon. Observations will not be offered if significant cloud cover prevents telescope viewing.