The transit of mercury from the roof of the School!

transit of mercury from QMUL observatory

Ever wondered whether it's possible to observe rare astronomical events from a London rooftop? This month we live streamed the transit of Mercury, an event that takes place roughly 13 times a century, from the School observatory.

The picture above is a screenshot of the recorded feed that you can check out on our youtube​ channel. Mercury can be seen as the small circular dot on the left side of the sun (a collection of sunspots can be seen just to the right of the middle).

Published on: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016

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