Remember last summer when there was all that talk about the planet Mars and you should go outside and look for it because our planet was passing it and pretty close too, a little under 36 million miles? And that seemed like that would be your one and only chance to see Mars? Well, not so. For several months now, Mars has been visible in our evening skies. And while it was quite bright back in July and August, the red planet is still up there, a little bit dimmer now because after all, earth moves faster and is leaving Mars behind. But it’s still pretty bright, and if you want to see it tonight, go outside when it gets dark. If skies are clear, look for the moon, which you should find over in the south. The moon is slightly past its first quarter phase, and will look a little lop-sided, what’s called a gibbous moon. Now just above the moon tonight there’s a nice, bright, red-tinged star. That’s Mars. Both the moon and Mars can be found among the stars of the constellation Capricornus.