Seminole State planetarium hosting Mercury transit viewing

Monday, November 4, 2019
Written by: Seminole State Staff

It’s the smallest planet in the solar system and on Nov. 11, Mercury will transit in front of the Sun and appear as a tiny dark spot moving slowly across the surface of the star.  This is a rare event with the next one not taking place until 2032.

The staff of the Seminole State College of Florida’s Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium and members of the Central Florida Astronomical Society are hosting a free viewing party to observe the transit safely using special solar telescopes. 

The transit begins around 7:30 a.m. and ends around 1:05 p.m.

Mercury Transit Observing Event
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, E. Ann McGee Student Center south pavilion
Nov. 11, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

About the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium

Located on Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida offers live, interactive shows and full-dome video presentations. For more information on the Buehler Planetarium and upcoming events, visit the planetarium website, like the planetarium on Facebook and follow it on Twitter and Instagram: @seminoleplanet.