See the Transit of Mercury with Aberystwyth University

See the Transit of Mercury with Aberystwyth University

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

Old College - Aberystwyth University
6 King Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AY

The Department of Physics at Aberystwyth University is holding a public event to mark the rare transit of the planet Mercury across the front of the Sun on Monday 11 November 2019. Staff and postgraduate students from the Department of Physics will be setting up four telescopes equipped with solar and hydrogen alpha filtering outside the Old College on the seafront at Aberystwyth. In case of cloud cover, screens will be set up inside the Old College showing a live stream from other countries.

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

Event booking

No booking required simply turn up on the day.

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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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