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Transit of Mercury Report: 9 May

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Families waiting to view the transit of Mercury

Mike Bradley and I were up at the SCC Observatory at 5:30 AM to open up and several members of the public were there at first light to view the transit of Mercury. The transit, which began at 4:12 AM before the sun rose, was in progress as the sun cleared the trees. Steve Sleep from Coast Cable showed up to do interviews and film the action.

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Steve getting video footage of us getting video footage of the tranist

By the time the day was over we’d had 10 of our members, 1 Vancouver Centre member, and 21 members of the public drop by to view the transit. Mike and Danny got photos and Mike got some video of the event as well.

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Many members brought their own solar scopes

We collected $114 in donations during the event.

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That round dot on the lower left is Mercury. Photo by Mike Bradley

Charles Ennis, President


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