The NewMars IRC Channel is a place to chat online in realtime with members of the NewMars community. It is hosted on the freenode network IRC server.

The easiest way to get on the NewMars IRC channel is through the freenode webchat.

(1) Type the name you want to be known by in the Nickname field, i.e. bob53, marsfreak, etc.
(2) Type "#newmars" without quotation marks into the Channels field.
(3) (optional) If you have registered a nickname with freenode, you can check "Auth to services" and put in your username and password. If you don't know what this means, don't worry about it.
(4) Enter the CAPTCHA (click the reCAPTCHA link to the left for instructions if you don't know how it works).
(5) Click the Connect button.

When the chat client loads there is a bar at the bottom to enter text and to the far right a list of other users currently in the channel.

Hope to see you on the channel!