Transit of Mercury - Public Talk

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Transit of Mercury - Public Talk
Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

In anticipation of Mercury’s upcoming transit of the sun, EAPS and MIT Wallace Observatory scientists will be giving a presentation about the significance of this rare event. Mercury will pass directly in front of the sun on November 11 and will be observable through telescopes with solar filters as a small black dot crossing the face of the sun. The next transit of mercury won't be seen again until 2032!

This event is also sponsored by MIT-TESS, observe@mit, and AstroGazers.

​EAPS and the MIT Wallace Observatory will also be hosting a simultaneous event during the transit on November 11, including in-person viewing through telescopes at MIT and live broadcasting of Mercury passing in front of the Sun from the Wallace Observatory. See the separate event listing in our calendar!