Transit of Mercury at the CAO

Photo by Lora Chow
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

You are invited to the transit of Mercury viewing party at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) in Blue Mountains.  This daytime event is jointly hosted by the Blue Mountains Library and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre and is open to the public.

Monday, May 9, 2016.  Arrive any time after 10:00 am.

The planet Mercury will pass in front of the Sun.  Our solar telescopes will allow you to view the sun safely.  This is truly a rare event as the last transit took place in 2006.  The next transit of Mercury will not occur until 2019.

This is a weather permitting event.  Monitor the Library Home Page Twitter feed for a GO or NO-GO decision.

Bring warm clothing, sunscreen and bug spray.

Please use the driving directions provided on the Library Event Page and do not rely on your GPS.

Who can attend: Everyone

Fee: $5 donation per person suggested.

Reservation: To attend, please book through the Library at 519-599-3681

Location: Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO)