Institute of Astronomy – Transit of Mercury Public Observing

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:30pm to 15:30pm

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA


In collaboration with the Cambridge Astronomical Association and the Cambridge University Astronomical Society the Institute of Astronomy will be staging an afternoon of observing to try to catch the planet Mercury in the act of transiting across the face of the Sun. This will be an all-afternoon event, so feel free to drop in any time. This is a fairly uncommon happening, and the next chance to see it will be in 2032! So if you are interested, do come along.

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