Viewing Mercury Transit 2019

On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, the planet Mercury will pass across the disk of the sun. The rare celestial event can be viewed with the eye-safe telescopes of the Georgia Tech Observatory. This planetary transit is rare, occurring only around 13 times each century. “This will be the last such event visible from Georgia Tech until 2049,” says James Sowell, director of the Georgia Tech Observatory.

The transit begins at 7:36 AM and ends at 1:04 PM. The observatory will have eye-safe telescopes available during the entirety of the transit.

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Event Details


  • Monday, November 11, 2019 - 7:36am to 1:04pm

In front of Howey Building, by the Seven Bridges plaza, Georgia Tech Campus

Free and open to the public

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