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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Mon

    Astronomy Open House

    9:00 amKennon Observatory
    Mercury passes in front of the Sun on Nov. 11. The event takes a few hours in the morning. Mercury appears as a small dot ‘inside’ the disk of the Sun, visible through telescopes only. Such transit happens once in decade, on the average; next one is Nov. 13, 2032.
    We are offering a view with our telescopes in Kennon Observatory. The event is from 9:00 - 12:00 PM. In case the sky is cloudy, no observations can be made and the event will have to be canceled.
    Admission is free, families and children are welcome.