This week Mercury will reach its greatest western elongation from the sun. This means that Mercury will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. The planet can be easily viewed low in the eastern sky just before sunrise. If you’re not an early riser and you don’t want to miss this astronomical event, come out to the planetarium to see Mercury up close at night.
All ages welcome to this free event, but register by 4:30 PM on Monday, May 15. Meet at the Discovery Center.