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


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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