Transit of Mercury 2019

The Transit of Mercury 2019 at The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory at Western University, London, Canada

The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory will be hosting a special Mercury transit viewing event on Monday, November 11, 2019!  The transit will begin at 7:36 am, reach the centre of the Sun at around 10:20 am, and end at 1:04 pm.  We will help you safely observe the transit, and telescopes will be set up inside as well as outside (on the south side) the Observatory.  Special activities include a tour of the Solar System, Transit Demonstration, and Virtual Reality experience.  We will also have a live feed of the transit, a special stellar photo booth, and the basement will be open for guests to view historical artefacts and displays related to the Observatory.  We will also have free hot chocolate for the visitors!

This free event will be spectacular and we hope you'll join us!  Members from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Science Students' Council, the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, 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, the Science Students' Council, the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, and the London Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Date

Monday, November 11, 2019

Time

7:30 am - 1:30 pm
(come and go as you please; entrance is free

Location

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

Social Media

Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter

Activities

See the transit (weather permitting). 

Live feed of the transit event.

Experience Virtual Reality!

Go on a Solar System walk and learn about transits from demonstrations!

Take a photo at the Special Stellar Photo Booth!

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

Enjoy free hot chocolate!

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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