You won't want to wait until 2049. Join our faculty and students in using solar viewing telescopes to observe Mercury as it travels across the face of the sun. A station will be available at the A&S fountain area. This event is seen in its entirety from the eastern United States during the time period of morning to early afternoon. The orbit of Mercury in relation to the Earth's orbit makes this event relatively uncommon. It most recently was visible from Georgia during 2016 but won't be seen here again until 2049.