Viewing Mercury Transit 2019

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday November 11, 2019
      7:36 am - 1:04 pm
  • Location: In front of Howey Building, by the Seven Bridges plaza, Georgia Tech Campus
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  • Fee(s):
    Free and open to the public
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Contact

jim.sowell@physics.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: The Georgia Tech Observatory welcomes viewers of Mercury's transit across the sun on Nov. 11.

Full Summary: On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, the planet Mercury will pass across the disk of the sun. The rare celestial event can be viewed with the eye-safe telescopes of the Georgia Tech Observatory.

Media
  • Mercury Transit 2019 (Credit: NASA) Mercury Transit 2019 (Credit: NASA)
    (image/jpeg)
  • Mercury Transit 2016 (Credit NASA Goddard; YouTube video) Mercury Transit 2016 (Credit NASA Goddard; YouTube video)
    (YouTube Video)

On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, the planet Mercury will pass across the disk of the sun. The rare celestial event can be viewed with the eye-safe telescopes of the Georgia Tech Observatory. This planetary transit is rare, occurring only around 13 times each century. “This will be the last such event visible from Georgia Tech until 2049,” says James Sowell, director of the Georgia Tech Observatory.

The transit begins at 7:36 AM and ends at 1:04 PM. The observatory will have eye-safe telescopes available during the entirety of the transit.

Contact jim.sowell@physics.gatech.edu if you have questions.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

College of Sciences, EAS, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Psychology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Other/Miscellaneous
Keywords
astronomy event
Status
  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 7, 2019 - 3:46pm
  • Last Updated: Nov 7, 2019 - 3:48pm