Mercury Transit Observing at Dumfries Museum

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:15pm

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

Rotchell Road, Dumfries, DG2 7SW


Astronomers from Dumfries Astronomy Society will be on hand at the museum with sun filtered telescopes and viewing glasses to observe the planet Mercury pass in front of the Sun in an event known as a "transit". Come along and join the Mercury party – lots of fun filled facts and activities. The next transit of Mercury will not place until 2032 so don't miss it!

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