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November 11, 2019 Mercury Transit

Mercury transit In 1607, Johannes Kepler first predicted that Earth viewers could witness Mercury passing across the surface of the Sun’s disk, also known as a transit.  On May 28, 1607 Kepler readied himself to witness Mercury’s transit by using a camera obscura, a device similar to a pinhole projector. While he did observe a …

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What’s in the Night Sky?

Early in the night during the Fall, you may notice a few bright objects in the southern sky.  Two of those are planets (Saturn and Jupiter) and one is the bright reddish star Antares. Jupiter is the planet closest to Antares.  Antares is located in the constellation of Scorpius. It is classified as a red …

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