It's National Astronomy Week from 23-30 August 2003.
During the Week Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth for thousands of years.
In his report Junior astronomer Grahame tells us he's looking forward to seeing the red planet close up.
"On 27 August 2003 Mars will come within 34 million miles of the Earth, breaking its normal distance of 56 million miles.
To celebrate this astronomical event, one which hasn't occurred for over 60,000 years and won't be seen again until 2287, groups and organisations all over the country are planning astronomical activities for the public to take part in.
One such group is South Tyneside Junior Astronomical Society, of which I am a member.
As a junior astronomer we meet up once a week, look through telescopes and learn about the constellations.
We also get to make our very own rockets!