Transit of Mercury

The 75th anniversary of The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory at Western University, London, Canada

The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory will be hosting a special transit viewing event on Monday May 9, 2016! We will help you safely observe the transit, and telescopes will be set up behind the Observatory. Special activities will be set up for school groups: go on a tour of the Solar System, or listen to astronomy professors talk about Mercury and what we can learn from transits. We'll have a scavenger hunt for students, and prizes for those who complete it. Inside Cronyn Observatory, we will have a live feed of the transit, and the basement will be open for guests to view historical artefacts and displays related to the Observatory.

This free event will be spectacular and we hope you'll join us! Members from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be available to answer questions, and help with observing. Details are in the program below.

This event is presented by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, its Exploring the Stars program, and the London Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.


Monday May 9, 2016


7:00 am - 2:00 pm
(come and go as you please; entrance is free


The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory (search for "Cronyn" on this interactive google map)
Parking information can be found here.

Social Media

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See the transit (weather permitting). 

Go on a Solar System walk, listen to astronomy talks, or complete our scavenger hunt!

Admire old telescopes, instruments, artefacts, and historical displays.

For any questions about the observatory or these activities, please contact the Cronyn coordinator;
Prof. Jan Cami at "jcami |at| uwo |dot| ca"
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