View the Transit of Mercury

Event Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Event Time: 
6:00am - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

We are hoping for a clear day and getting ready to see the transit of Mercury. You are invited to come and look through the museum telescopes to see this amazing site. On Monday morning, May 09, 2016, Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2006. The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. There are approximately 13 transits of Mercury each century.

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

L.C. Bates Museum

PO Box 159Rt 201
HinckleyMaine 04944
United States