Did you know the last week of March and first week of April hold the best opportunity to view the planet of Mercury for all of 2017? Come to this event so you don’t miss it!
The young crescent moon will be in the sky that night and those in attendance will also learn where to find Mercury and Mars–both by eye and via telescope. A variety of telescopes will be available for viewing during the event and participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars as well; they will make it easier to spot Mercury.
Families attending should dress for the weather as viewing will be conducted outside. Everyone is welcome inside the building to warm up and hot cocoa will be available as well as restroom access. This event is ideal for students in upper elementary, middle or high school and their families, but all ages are welcome.
If the weather is bad or extremely overcast for viewing, the event will be held the next night, Thursday, March 30, at 8:00 p.m. Visit research.msu.edu/midland for questions regarding weather.
There is no charge for this event.
This program is made possible in part by support from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation.