On Monday, May 9, 2016 a fabulous celestial event will be coming to all of us residing on planet Earth. Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, will pass in between the Sun and Earth, visibly crossing the surface of the Sun from our view point. This is a stunning rare event that will not happen again until 2019.
Frosty Drew Observatory will be open all day long in celebration of this spectacular event. Starting at 7:00 a.m. we will have telescopes on the Frosty Drew campus tracking Mercury and the Sun. Numerous screens and viewing stations will be setup across the campus showcasing live views of Mercury transiting the Sun. We will continue to showcase the event until 3:00 p.m., about 18 minutes after the transit completes.
This is certainly not an event to miss! Transits like this are quite rare with the next occurrence in 2019 followed by 2039. So grab your family and friends and head out for a fantastic day in Ninigret Park, home to Frosty Drew, and celebrate this awesome happening and life enriching experience with all of us at Frosty Drew and the rest of planet Earth. Frosty Drew Observatory presents: The Transit of Mercury.