Live view of the Transit of Mercury with Irish Astronomical Association

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:00pm to 15:00pm

Phoenix Park - Papal Cross Car Park

Chesterfield Avenue, Dublin, Dublin 8


Description

In one of the rarest spectacles of astronomy visible from Earth, the planet MERCURY will transit across the face of the Sun on the 11th November 2019. This will present a special opportunity to get a live view of the planet and the solar system’s movements. The next transit will fall on November 13, 2032.

Using specially adapted telescopes, the Irish Astronomical Society have arranged a special live viewing of the event from the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park starting at 12 Noon for about 3 hours.

It will not be possible to observe or photograph the planet without a telescope because of how small Mercury is compared to our Sun. Unfortunately, the transit will not be visible through eclipse glasses. A specially adapted telescope, solar filter and expert guidance is needed to view the Sun safely.


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This event is being organised by Irish Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


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