> I was given your email by Paul Streeter, who I understand
spoke to the OU Astronomy Club last night. I am writing to
inform you that I am organising an OU event for staff at the
Walton Hall campus to observe the transit of Mercury that is
occurring on Monday next week (11th).
> I just wanted to extend an invitation to OU Astronomy
Club members to observe the transit. If it I sunny, the
Coronado and the two Skywatchers from the Abell Observatory
will be deployed on the Mulberry Lawn in front of the Hub from
1200 until sunset. There will also be several solar viewers
available. In addition, there will be some short talks about
Mercury in the Hub Lecture Theatre as the transit progresses.
Between talks, there will be a projection of the livestream of
the transit captured by NASA's SDO orbiting telescope.
> Could you please distribute this invitation to your
members? If any of them would like to attend the telescopes
and solar viewers as 'experts', I would be very grateful to
hear from them. Do not hesitate to pass my contact details
along to anybody who would like to volunteer to help or anyone
who requires further information.
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