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:
And learn more about this rare event on The Cosmic Savannah Podcast:
|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 – email@example.com||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, firstname.lastname@example.org||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: email@example.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.firstname.lastname@example.org||South Africa|