Transit of MercuryFamily Events
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On June 3, 2014, the Curiosity rover on the planet Mars observed the planet Mercury transiting the Sun, marking the first time a planetary transit has been observed from a celestial body besides Earth
This special schools and family day will include live solar viewing from the Centre and workshops from the University of Leicester team working on the BepiColumbo mission, which will set off in 2017 on a journey to the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System.
In addition the Centre will be live linking to the European Space Agency's solar telescope in space - so if the weather is bad here in Leicester, you will be able to get live images.
Come along and discover the smallest planet in the Solar System and the one closest to the Sun.
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