To mark the rare occasion of Mercury’s transit of the sun, EAPS and the MIT Wallace Observatory will host a simultaneous event including in-person viewing through telescopes at MIT and live broadcasting of Mercury passing in front of the Sun from the Wallace Observatory. Mercury will pass directly in front of the sun on November 11 and will be observable through telescopes with solar filters as a small black dot crossing the face of the sun. The next transit of mercury won’t be seen again until 2032!
On-Campus Viewing (EAPS)
Stratton Student Center Steps | Senior Lecturer Amanda Bosh
Tweets by @amanda_s_bosh
MIT Wallace Observatory Live Broadcast (Online)
Observatory Manager Tim Brothers
This event is also sponsored by MIT-TESS, observe@mit, and AstroGazers.