More about the Exploratorium website: Transit of Mercury
On November 8, 2006, Mercury slowly slid across the face of the sun during an event known as a transit. The Exploratorium's expedition crew was at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, and, with the Kitt Peak staff, we webcast the transit: a live five-hour telescope feed with commentary at the top of each hour.


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Transit of Mercury:  Transit of Mercury Pre-Program (Webcast)
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00:24:36
Join Exploratorium staff Paul Doherty and Robyn Higdon as they discuss the Transit of Mercury.

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Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy

Keywords: mercury, transit, exosphere, orbit, sun, first contact, eclipse, sunspot, solar flare


Real: 225K  
Transit of Mercury:  Transit of Mercury (Webcast)
Running Time:
05:12:09
On November 8, 2006, Mercury slowly slid across the face of the sun during a relatively rare event known as a transit. The Exploratorium's Live@ crew was at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona to cover the event. This webcast includes a brief history of Kitt Peak and its 21 telescopes.

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Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy

Keywords: mercury, transit, kitt peak national observatory, exosphere, orbit, sun, first contact, eclipse, sunspot, solar flare


Real: 225K  
Transit of Mercury:  1st Contact (Webcast)
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0:01:01
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

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Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: venus, transit, sun, passage, parallax, conjunction, parallax of the sun, orbital periods, black drop effect, solar system, eclipse, planetary alignment,


Real: 28K  
Transit of Mercury:  2nd Contact (Webcast)
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0:02:02
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: venus, transit, sun, passage, parallax, conjunction, parallax of the sun, orbital periods, black drop effect, solar system, eclipse, planetary alignment,


Real: 28K  
Transit of Mercury:  Mid-Contact (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:01:01
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: venus, transit, sun, passage, parallax, conjunction, parallax of the sun, orbital periods, black drop effect, solar system, eclipse, planetary alignment,


Real: 28K  
Transit of Mercury:  3rd Contact (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:02:02
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: venus, transit, sun, passage, parallax, conjunction, parallax of the sun, orbital periods, black drop effect, solar system, eclipse, planetary alignment,


Real: 28K  
Transit of Mercury:  4th Contact (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:02:02
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: venus, transit, sun, passage, parallax, conjunction, parallax of the sun, orbital periods, black drop effect, solar system, eclipse, planetary alignment,


Real: 28K  
 
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