Transit of Mercury, 11 November 2019

On the 11th of November 2019, the planet Mercury will pass between Earth and the Sun. This transit of Mercury will be visible across all of Africa by simply using a small telescope.

We will be setting up a couple of small telescopes at the SAAO Auditorium in Cape Town between 14:15 and 17:00 (weather-permitting), please take the opportunity to come and witness this rare event.

DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN THROUGH A TELESCOPE OR WITH YOUR NAKED EYES DURING THE TRANSIT OF MERCURY OR ANY OTHER TIME!

You can find more details at the Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2477012672335840/

And learn more about this rare event on The Cosmic Savannah Podcast:
http://thecosmicsavannah.com/2019/11/06/episode-16-transit-of-mercury-11-november-2019/ 

Additional Events:

Name Venue of your public event (name of the Science Centre, park etc) Name of city, town or village Directions for finding your venue, parking details Duration of your event How can potential visitors get in touch with you?
Name of country
Association d’Astronomie Amateur de Marrakech (3AM) Centre Culturel Atlas Golf Marrakech Marrakech https://goo.gl/maps/PjNsAP4WA6p4QQzY7 7h 100 Morocco
Billal Bensalah Astro Club of Angham Elhayat Guerrara The event is in a public square Duration of the phenomenon Phone+Facebook+Twitter+ Algeria
Southern Cape Astronomy Club Southern Cape Astronomy Club Pearly Beach Pearly Beach (Southern Cape Astronomy Premises) 14:30 0791484934 via WhatsApp South Africa
Cape Centre of the Astronomical Society of South Africa Eden on the Bay Mall – Big Bay – Blouberg Cape Town Cnr Sir David Baird Dr &, Otto du Plessis Dr, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, 7441. There is plenty of parking at the Mall 14:30 – 19:30 and Maybe a little later for some planetary viewing 082 335 4851 – eddy47@xsinet.co.za South Africa
UNISA Science Engagement Centre UNISA Observatory Pretoria unisa observatort 14h35-18h30 0823542289 South Africa
Senekal Astronomy Club Resident 20 Boerbok Street Senekal MAXICROP sign on the N5 through town From 14h00 till 19h00 0829214304 South Africa
South African Astronomical Observatory SAAO Auditorium, 1 Observatory Road, Observatory, Cape Town Cape Town Follow signs to SAAO Auditorium 2.5 hours 021 201 5169, enquiries@saao.ac.za South Africa
M87 Technical University of Kenya (TUK) Nairobi Technical University of Kenya is opposite Central Bank of Kenya. Parking is available at the University. Starts at 15:35 and ends at 18:19. It takes 2 hours 47 minutes Visitors can get in contact with using this email: zacchaeusmercy@gmail.com or this phone number +254703200714 Kenya
Department of Science and Innovation CSIR Campus meiring naude road, DSI Building (Building No. 53) Tshwane CSIR Campus 14:15 – 17:00 Charles.takalani@dst.gov.za South Africa
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