Transit of Mercury

Image
Eclipse
May 9, 2016
8:00AM - 2:00PM
Location
Smith Lab Roof via the Slettebak Planetarium (Smith 5033)

Date Range
Add to Calendar 2016-05-09 08:00:00 2016-05-09 14:00:00 Transit of Mercury Telescope Viewing of the Transit of MercuryMay 9, 20168 am - 2 pmRoof of Smith Lab, OSU Campus174 W 18th Ave Columbus** weather permitting **For the first time in a decade, Earthlings will get to see Mercury pass across the face of the Sun. The entire transit will be visible from Ohio (if the pesky clouds stay waay) and we'll have telescopes on the roof of Smith Lab so you can view the transit safely and in style. Mercury is small enough that you need a telescope+solar filter to see its black disk against the bright Sun. So stop by sometime between 8 am and 2 pm and take a look at a rare celestial line-up! Smith Lab Roof via the Slettebak Planetarium (Smith 5033) Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) ccapp@osu.edu America/New_York public
Description

Telescope Viewing of the Transit of Mercury
May 9, 2016
8 am - 2 pm
Roof of Smith Lab, OSU Campus
174 W 18th Ave Columbus
** weather permitting **

For the first time in a decade, Earthlings will get to see Mercury pass across the face of the Sun. The entire transit will be visible from Ohio (if the pesky clouds stay waay) and we'll have telescopes on the roof of Smith Lab so you can view the transit safely and in style. Mercury is small enough that you need a telescope+solar filter to see its black disk against the bright Sun. So stop by sometime between 8 am and 2 pm and take a look at a rare celestial line-up!