Join us on the Quadrangle to view this rare astronomical event! The Transit of Mercury happens only about a dozen times each century, when the sun, the planet Mercury and the Earth all align in a such a way that Mercury appears to gradually cross in front of the sun. When viewed through a telescope the small silhouette of Mercury can be seen as a tiny black dot during the transit.
Members of the Springfield Stars Club will be here with their safely-filtered telescopes to help you enjoy this special occasion when Mercury crosses in front of the sun!
Free and open to the public!
Note: This event will only take place if skies are clear. Please check our Facebook event to confirm that the viewing will take place.
Image: 2006 transit of Mercury across the face of the sun. Credit: ESA/NASA/SOHO