Transit of Mercury Viewing

Event Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Event Time: 
6:00am - 2:00pm
Event Description: 

The Astronomy Department of the UW-Madison will open Washburn Observatory to the public for safe viewing of this event, weather permitting. Drop by to get a rare glimpse of Mercury as it crosses or transits the bright disk of the Sun. Free; all ages are welcome.

Please note: NEVER look directly at the sun without proper eye protection or proper filters on your telescope. It can cause severe damage to your vision.

Event Type: 
Telescope Viewing
Open to the General Public?: 
Yes
Topic: 
Astronomy
Event Location: 

Washburn Observatory

1401 Observatory Drive
MadisonWisconsin 53706
United States