Europlanet Mercury Transit Live Hangout - PART 2

Thilina Heenatigala
19 April 2016
Time: 18:00UTC until 18:30UTC

Mercury hangout 19 april
On Monday, 2016 May 09, Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2006. The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. There are approximately 13 transits of Mercury each century. In comparison, transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair.

To celebrate this astronomical phenomena Europlanet will be organising two Google Hangouts on Air in collaboration with OEWF. David Rothery (Open University) and Gernot Groemer (OeWF) will be hosts of the hangouts.

Moderation: Gernot Groemer
Participants: David Rothery and #MeetESO  participant Jane MacArthur


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Thilina Heenatigala

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