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Witness the 2006 Transit of Mercury 

See for details about this celestial phenomenon.

The sun and the transit of Mercury should be viewed only through proper solar filters or via a webcast.  Do not look directly at the sun, with or without magnification.  Mercury will be too small of a dot to see with the unaided eye, so don't bother trying.  

Join us Nov. 8 for the 2006 Mercury Transit Live webcast
See "Local Happenings" on left navigation bar for events in your area. Because observing opportunities are rapidly growing as the November 8, 2006, transit of Mercury approaches, we encourage organizers to list their event at the NASA Sun-Earth "Local Happenings."

NASA NOW presents Transit of Mercury
NASA coverage of the transit of Mercury features a live webcast, a panel of scientists sharing their expertise, and lesson plans.  Targets students and informal educators for grades 5-8; from the NASA Digital Learning Network.
The Exploratorium will provides a live webcast of the transit of Mercury from Kitt Peak.  Additionally, animation shows Mercury passing between earth and sun during Mercury's orbits around the sun.,a live online observatory, will have a free page of the entire 5 hour transit with live commentary.  David Levy, Eli Maor, and Bob Berman will be among the many astronomers and authors broadcasting during the live web show.

The PHM Planetarium in Mishawaka, IN, will have a special program on Tuesday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. that will convey the significance of the transit, what observers can expect to see, and insight into the planet closest to the sun.   Solar-filtered telescopes will be available for the public to view the transit of Mercury on November 8, 2006, from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.  Located at Bittersweet School just north of Penn High School, the planetarium featured extensive programs and observing opportunities for the 2004 transit of Venus.
The Adler Planetarium in Chicago will be hosting a special Transit of Mercury observing event on Nov. 8 from 1 pm - 4 pm featuring telescope observing and live webcasts of the transit from other locations.
Mercury Transit Hawaiian Style offers webcasts through multiple telescopes and wavelengths (including attitude).  "Learn about solar research on Maui, image restoration algorithms, the NASA Messenger mission to Mercury, total solar eclipse experiments in Libya, Hawaiian cultural astronomy and much, much more."
The Children's Museum of West Hartford, CT, will offer telescope viewing, a live webcast in the planetarium, Starlab programs on Mercury and transits, and children's crafts.  Transit of Mercury programming is 1:30-5:00 PM; $10 includes admission to the museum and one Starlab show.  

The Beman Observatory at Olivet College in Marshall, MI, will present a free public open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, November 8th on the fifth floor of the Mott Building.  Visitors are asked to take the elevator to the 4th floor, walk across the lobby to the middle stairwell and take the stairs to the Observatory.  For more information about this event please contact Eric Sullivan at 269-781-8909.

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View the transit of Mercury at York College, NY, on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
View the transit safely in the San Francisco Bay area from 11:12 am through 4:10 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).  The Randall Museum, the Exploratorium (which is hosting a live webcast), the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers, and the San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers invite you to join them for this special daytime event.
Beginning at 10:30am on Wednesday November 8, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and the Rose City Astronomers will host a transit viewing party in OMSIís East Parking lot.

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View live recordings of the transit from the Theodore Lunar Observatory in Australia.
View the transit from the roof of the King Street Parking Garage at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The 2006 view from Chicago.

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