Transit of Mercury

Transit of Mercury

Volunteers needed for this momentous event. Ed Mizzi is looking for help with this great Outreach opportunity, so let’s get straight to the details.


* Date: Monday, May 9, 2016   Times: 07:13 – 14.41      Classes begin at 09:00

* Location: Canadian Martyrs’ Elementary School, Burlington, ON.

* Audience: Students from grades 5 to 8 and their teachers, plus any passersby.


Additional details:

* Ed will have 2 of the club’s Dobs, with Solar Filters (thanks to Gary Bennett), at the site, but we could use more telescopes. Ed will be there all day, if necessary.

* The students will have already been briefed about the event but be prepared with a short description of what is happening and its significance (links below).

* Volunteers are not, of course, expected to stay for the entire event. Even an hour of your time would be appreciated.

* Parking is available. Please see link below.

* Please contact Ed.Mizzi, via the Forum or directly at, if you are interested in helping. Thanks


Transit Information:


Location: Canadian Martyrs’ Elementary School, 3201 Lansdown Drive
Burlington, Ontario, L7M 1K1


Google maps:,-79.8112343,15.72z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x882b6198de74833b:0x53fa5ea21e227ffa?hl=en


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