Transit of Mercury - Public Viewing at the Leitner Family Observatory & Planetarium

Event time: 
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Leitner Observatory & Planetarium (LFOP) See map
355 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

(weather permitting)View the Transit of Mercury across the Sun. Our Reed 8-inch telescope will be fitted with a special solar filter so that it will be safe to view the transit against the Sun. Transit of Mercury is when the planet Mercury passes directly (transits) between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. The last transit of Mercury was May 9, 2016.The next transit will occur on November 13,2032. A typical transit lasts several hours.

Open to: 
All Ages