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Transit of Mercury Viewing – Springfield Museums

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Springfield Museums 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 back here to confirm that the viewing will take place.

For more info: https://springfieldmuseums.org/program/transit-mercury-viewing-2019/

Details

Date:
November 11
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2239719439651736/

Organizer

Springfield Museums
Phone:
1-800-625-7738
Website:
http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/index

Venue

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield,MA01103United States
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