Mercury Transit

Event Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Event Time: 
7:00am - 3:00pm
Event Description: 

Mercury Transit

Mercury Transit
Monday, May 9, 2016
7 AM – 3 PM

Members: FREE
Non-Members: Regular Admission

DON’T MISS THIS EXCITING EVENT – it won’t happen again until November 2019!

Join us on Monday, May 9, as we watch a unique astronomical event: Mercury passing in front of the Sun. Although Mercury passes between Earth and the Sun three times a year, both orbital planes must align for a transit to take place.

The Museum, Café, Store and Observatory* will open at 7 AM, just in time for the transit to begin at 7:13 AM. Live images will be streamed into the Theater where Tellus Astronomer David Dundee will provide commentary at the top of every hour. Along with the live images, we will also show some of the stunning images taken by the MESSENGER Spacecraft during its orbit of Mercury.

In the Bentley Planetarium, special shows about the transit will be presented at 8 AM, 9 AM, 11:30 AM, and 12:15 PM.

*If skies over Tellus are cloudy, the Observatory will remain closed and we will stream a live feed from another location into the Theater.

Event Type: 
Open to the General Public?: 
Mercury & Venus
Event Location: 

TellusScience Museum

PO Box 3663
CartersvilleGeorgia 30120
United States