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USask Observatory special event: Transit of Mercury

Posted in Science & Technology
Nov 11, 2019

Photo: Elijah Mathews / CC

Visit the USask Observatory to watch a rare transit of the planet Mercury.

Monday, Nov. 11
9 am–12 noon
University of Saskatchewan Observatory, 108 Wiggins Rd.

Come safely witness a rare astronomical alignment: the planet Mercury passing across the face of the sun! Telescopes with solar filters will be set up at the USask Campus Observatory and at River Landing, allowing visitors to see as Mercury blocks a portion of the Sun's light.

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