RASC, Mississauga Centre: Transit of Mercury at The Riverwood Conservancy

Transit of Mercury
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

For the first time since 2016, the planet Mercury will pass between the Earth and the Sun, making it visible as a small dot against the Sun’s disc.

While it will be an amazing sight to behold, looking directly at the sun is dangerous. So the experts from the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be setting up their properly-filtered telescopes at Riverwood to offer you safe, clear views of the transit.

Drop into Riverwood anytime between 9:00am and 1:00pm and head to the MacEwan Barn (4150 Riverwood Park Lane) to see the transit and chat with RASC members.

Transits of Mercury are rare and occur on average once every ten years, but the next one isn’t until 2032!

Note that this is a clear weather event, and overcast skies will force a cancellation. We will post a message here on the morning of the event to state whether it’s a go or not.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: RASC, Mississauga Centre and The Riverwood Conservancy
Location: The Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7 (north off Burnamthorpe between Mississauga Rd and Mavis Rd.)