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Observe transit of Mercury at Raleigh science museum

Posted May 8

We have some big doings in space this week and the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will offer a place to get a closer look at all of the activity.

On Monday, Mercury will transit between the Earth and the Sun for the first time in nearly a decade. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public can visit the downtown Raleigh museum to safely observe this rare astronomical event through solar-filtered telescopes. Museum and associated scientists will be facilitating the observation and will be available to answer questions about transits and what they can teach us about our solar system.

It's free. More information, including details about scheduled presentations, is on the museum's website.

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