Mercury Transit

mercury_transit_2006_pearlsJoin with UVA and CAS members at McCormick Observatory on Monday, May 9th from 9:00 AM to 2:42 PM to observe the transit of Mercury across our Sun. At 7:12 a.m., the Mercury will enter into its transit across the front of our Sun and will exiting about 2:42 p.m.  UVA and CAS Members will set up specially equipped telescopes to assist those attending to view the transit. (You should NOT attempt to view the event without appropriate equipment — you will damage your vision.)  Take advantage of this free opportunity, as this event occurs only about a dozen times over the next century.

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