View the Transit of Mercury on November 11

Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by: Michael Andrzejewski | Category: Arts and Entertainment

Lourdes University’s Appold Planetarium, the Toledo Astronomical Association, and Imagination Station are thrilled to offer a viewing of a unique event: the transit of Mercury, Monday, November 11 at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania, OH. Solar telescopes will be set up between 8:00am and 1:30pm outside Russell Ebeid Hall. In addition to catching Mercury crossing the face of the Sun, the planets Venus and Jupiter will also be visible through telescopes. Visit the Appold Planetarium at 10:30am and 12:00pm for free planetarium shows about the Sun. Imagination Station will have a hands-on activity focused on sunlight.

The planet Mercury will cross the face of the Sun, a phenomenon known as a transit. Transits help astronomers discover and characterize exoplanets orbiting the distant stars. There are approximately 13 transits of Mercury per century and the next one happens in the year 2032. Don’t miss the transit of Mercury on November 11!

The entire event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium Coordinator, at 419-517-8897 or

Appold Planetarium

Lourdes University’s Appold Planetarium is a proud member of the NASA Museum Alliance. Named “Best Place to See the Stars” by Ohio Magazine, the Appold Planetarium features SciDome, a fulldome video system powered by Starry Night – the world’s most comprehensive astronomy software, allowing real-time 3D sky simulation, fulldome shows and multi-media presentations. For a list of current and upcoming shows, visit the Appold Planetarium online at

Lourdes University

Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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