• Transit of Mercury

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    Name: Transit of Mercury
    Date: November 11, 2019
    Time: 7:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Join us as we watch a unique astronomical event: seeing Mercury pass in front of the Sun. Although Mercury passes between the Earth and the Sun three times a year, both orbital planes must align for a transit to take place. The transit will begin at 7:35 AM and end at 1:04 PM. Live images will be streamed into the Tellus Theater where Astronomer David Dundee and other Tellus staff will provide commentary. The Museum, Café, Store, and Observatory* will open at 7 AM. In the Bentley Planetarium, special shows about the transit will be presented at 8 and 9 AM. *If skies over Tellus are cloudy, the Observatory will remain closed and we will stream a live feed from another location into the Theater.
    Location:
    100 Tellus Drive Cartersville, GA 30120
    Date/Time Information:
    Monday, November 11, 2019 7 AM – 1:15 PM
    Contact Information:
    770-606-5700
    Fees/Admission:
    Members: FREE Non-members: Regular Admission
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