This Event has now passed, and what a fantastic Solar Transit it was! KLADAS will keep you updated on the next major astronomical events. All members will be kept up to date by email with a monthly round up of what to see in the sky.
Press release for Transit of Mercury
King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society would like to invite members of the public to
share a rare astronomical event.
On 9th May the planet Mercury will cross the face of the Sun. It is only the 3rd time this has
happened so far this century!
Weather permitting we will be setting up an array of special telescopes on Tuesday Market,
King’s Lynn for you to see the event, including a couple of telescopes which will show how
active the Sun’s outer layers are.
We will be starting at 12 noon just before the planet approaches the limb of the Sun and
continuing until around 6pm.
So come and join us for what promises to be a great spectacle.
One word of warning DO NOT EVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN especially with binoculars
or a telescope as it will result in almost certain permanent blindness.
For more information call
Tel: 01945 701038
or visit our website: www.westnorfolkastro.co.uk