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Transit of Mercury

May 9, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 2:45 pm

| Free

The Emera Astronomy Center will be holding a free viewing of the Transit of Mercury on Monday, May 9th.  The astronomy center staff will be setting up solar telescopes here onsite and will be aided by the Penobscot Valley Star Gazers club.  Viewing will take place from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm directly behind the center.  The Transit of Mercury is a relatively rare event with the next opportunities to see it being in 2019 and 2035 respectively.

For more information on the Transit of Mercury see the following link:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/get-ready-for-may-9th-transit-of-mercury-041320162/

*Please note the viewing is weather dependent and will be cancelled if it is cloudy or raining. *

Details

Date:
May 9, 2016
Time:
7:00 am - 2:45 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Emera Astronomy Center
Phone:
581-1341
Email:
planetarium@maine.edu
Website:
astro.umaine.edu

Venue

Emera Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Phone:
207-581-1341