Transit of Mercury

Coats Observatory
09 May 2016
Time: 13:00 until 18:00

Safe telescope observation of the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun will run at Coats Observatory, Paisley, on Monday 9 May from 1pm to 6pm, allowing visitors the opportunity to view the transit as it unfolds. The large telescope in the observatory dome will be fitted with a safe solar filter which will block out the harmful light from the Sun and observatory staff will be on hand to answer any questions about Mercury and the transit that visitors may have. Admission to Coats Observatory is free and there is no need to book. In the event of weather preventing the transit from being visible a ‘virtual version’ will be running in the planetarium.

Contact Details:

John Pressly

Disabled Access:


Entry Fee:



Coats Observatory
49 Oakshaw Street West