Due to poor weather conditions we will not be viewing the transit of Mercury. You can watch the transit on this NASA website: 2019 Mercury Transit. We will be watching it at the Adirondack Sky Center office at 36 High Street (map) starting at 10:00 A.M.
A rare astronomical event will occur on Monday, November 11th. The planet Mercury will be seen passing in front of the Sun, an event called a transit. Mercury makes about a dozen transits across the face of the Sun every century; the next transit won't occur until 2032!
Mercury is too small to be seen with eclipse glasses and you can never look at the Sun with regular binoculars or telescopes. You must view this event through special telescopes designed for solar observing. We will have a telescope set up at the observatory located at 178 Big Wolf Road in Tupper Lake, NY . Viewing will start at 10:00 A.M. when the Sun is above the trees and continue until 1:00 P.M., weather permitting. If the Sun is not visible, the transit will not be visible! This free event is open to the public!
Call our office with any questions you have about transit viewing: (518) 359-3538