Armagh Observatory Transit of Mercury

Armagh Observatory Transit of Mercury

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:30pm to 17:00pm

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DB

Visit Armagh Observatory and observe the transit of Mercury… See the Observatory Boardroom, the historic clocks and a rare opportunity to see the telescope used by King George III to observe the 1769 transit of Venus. Then head out to the Human Orrery and use our telescopes to view the face of the Sun. Also grab the chance to use our 19th Century, Grubb telescope, that was used to compile the famous New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars in 1888, to see the transit in action. The transit starts at 12.30pm and will be at its greatest at at 3pm and continues until sunset. The Observatory doors will be open from 2pm – 5pm.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 11/11/2019


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Armagh Observatory

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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