The 2016 Transit of Mercury occurs on Monday 9th May. We will be in The Amphitheatre at Sheffield Hallam University, Hallam Square with our solar telescopes. First contact is at 12:12, with the planet Mercury crossing the disc of the Sun reaching last contact at 19:42.
As always, take care when observing the Sun. The Sheffield Astronomical Society use specialist equipment with which the Sun can be observed safely. Please do not observe the Sun using any optical instruments unless you know EXACTLY what you are doing – you only have one pair of eyes, so let’s stay safe and do this properly folks. Hope to see you there at some point during the day!
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