Transit of Mercury 2016 NASA Resources

Mercury Transit on May 9th, 2016: This is the first Mecury transit in 10 years.  Use these resources to engage and educate your STEAM education audiences.  Note that, in terms of methods and safety, all solar eclipse viewing tips and resources also apply to Mercury Transit viewing.  The only difference is the magnification needed to effectively view the small Mercury transit.

Our advice for Alliance members: to prevent from being overwhelmed, just start with three resources that sound most interesting, and see if you can use them.  If you need more, you have them, but trying to do too much can be counter productive.  At the very least, you can show the NASA TV stream or even one of our member webcasts on the morning of May 9th.

Official NASA resources:

Member-created resources; make some new connections with other members.

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