Some info on how best to view Mars from Seattle. Mars is closer to Earth than it's been in something like 30,000 years, with tomorrow being the actual day when it will be closest. The last time it was this close, Marlon Brando was skinny and Britney Spears an A-cup.
If you don't have any binoculars or a telescope and don't want to spend a fortune, these Celestron's are a ridiculous steal at the sale price of $12.95.
I checked out the Red Planet tonight from Bandon Dunes this weekend, and from down around Seward Park tonight. It looks like, well, a glowing red dot. But it's the thought ("Hey, that's Mars!") that counts.