A “transit” is when one of the inner planets passes into Earth’s line of sight to the sun, like a tiny little solar eclipse. While it’s not as rare as a Transit of Venus, which won’t return in our lifetimes, a Mercury transit is still an uncommon treat. There will be another in 2019, then none until 2032. Don’t miss this convenient opportunity!
GLAAC member organizations will be putting on daytime events for the duration of the transit, from 7 AM until 2:45 PM, throughout Metro Detroit.
Here is the complete list as we know it. Watch this space and the Facebook page for more events and information.
- Cranbrook Institute of Science – 10AM-3PM
- FAAC: Lincoln Park High School – Hector J Robinson Observatory – 7AM-3PM
- FAAC: James F. Atchison Memorial Park (behind the Lyon Township Municipal Center, 58000 Grand River, New Hudson) – 7AM-3PM
- WAS: Stargate Observatory, Wolcott Mill Metropark – 7AM-3PM
- WAS: Downtown Detroit (Campus Martius and/or Hart Plaza) – 11:30AM-1:30PM
- EMU: Sherzer Observatory in Ypsilanti – 7AM-2PM