Last night I went to the Museum of Science with my friends Paul and Alanna, who have a telescope that they set up on the roof. Thousands of people were there in lines for the observatory and for the other telescopes. Early in the evening, all I could see (through the telescope) was an orange disk. By the end of the evening, when Mars was higher in the sky and it was darker, I could see the south polar ice cap as a tiny spot of brightness. Very exciting.