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Transit of Mercury

Transit of Mercury Viewing

November 11 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

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

Details

Date:
November 11
Time:
10:00 am–1:00 pm

Venue

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States

Organizer

Name:
Science Museum