Transit of Mercury Observing and Planetarium Shows

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

Anglers Country Park - Wakefield

Wintersett, Wakefield, WF4 2EB


Everyone is welcome to join astronomers from West Yorkshire Astronomical Society for this FREE public event in Anglers Country Park to observe the planet Mercury pass in front of the Sun, a fairly rare astronomical event which happens only 13 times each Century!

You will be able to safely observe the event using telescopes with special solar filters. Wakefield based Aurora Planetarium will also be putting on free planetarium shows in the Anglers Discovery Centre.

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Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by West Yorkshire 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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