Observing the Transit of Mercury

Donna L. McCormick
11 November 2019
Time: 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

There's a very special event occurring on Veteran's Day, Mon. Nov. 11th, between approx. 7:30 AM and 1:00 PM: the transit of Mercury, when that planet can be seen crossing between the Earth and the Sun. A transit is a fairly rare astronomical event; we Earthlings can only observe Mercury and Venus doing so. The last time there was a Mercury transit (only 13 or 14 per century) was in May 2016 and it won't happen again until 2032! Venus transits are even more rare: last was in 2012 and the next won't be until 2117!

On Mon., Nov. 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM until noon, join Montauk Observatory astronomers at the observatory (next to the Tennis Center at the Ross School) to provide a safe look at Mercury's transit across the Sun through solar telescopes. Please remember that looking directly at the Sun without the appropriate equipment can result in damage to the eyes.

This is a free, family, fun event--not to be missed!

To register: https://MercuryTransit.eventbrite.com

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Montauk Observatory, next to the Tennis Center at the Ross School
20 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937