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Transit of Mercury

  • Dates: November 11, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Overview

    View an astronomical event, the transit of Mercury.  Members of the Helderberg Earth & Sky Observatory will provide telescopes equipped with protective solar filters for a viewing of Mercury as it passes across the sun.  Observing will take place in the parking area behind the Discover Albany Visitors Center and the Albany Pump Station.  From the Visitors Center, head north on Broadway to Spencer Street.  Follow Spencer Street to the end and bear right into the parking lot.  Observing is dependent on sunny skies.  Free event.

    At 11:00 am, take part in a star show at the Henry Hudson Planetarium.  Wonders of the Universe is an interactive program identifying stars, planets and constellations in the night sky.  Geared for sky watchers 8 and up.  $3 all seats.

    After the show, enjoy lunch next door at the Albany Pump Station.  Coupons for 10% off your meal will be available at the Henry Hudson Planetarium.

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