Bishop’s University’s Physics and Astronomy Department invites members of the community to come observe the transit of the planet Mercury across the Sun’s disk which will take place on November 11, from the Bishop’s Observatory at the top of Nicolls building and once the Sun is high enough in the sky from the Quad, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., weather permitting.
Directly observing the Sun without proper equipment and precaution can cause serious eye injury and should be avoided at all costs. However, members of the community can safely observe this astronomical phenomenon with the help of telescopes operated by faculty and students of Bishop’s University’s Physics and Astronomy Department.
WHAT: Observing the transit of Mercury across the Sun
Bishop’s Observatory (Nicolls 401) & The Quad
2600 College Street
Monday, November 11, 2019
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Observatory NIC 401
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Quad (weather permitting)
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819-822-9600 ext. 2840