Transit of Mercury

May 6, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Smith Lab Roof via the Slettebak Planetarium (Smith 5033)
Eclipse

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!

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