Transit of Mercury

Contributed by Dennis Evans

The planet Mercury moved across the face of the Sun on November 11, 2019.  It will not repeat such a transit again until 2032.  A 2 minute 48 second video of the transit images has been prepared from 54 images that were taken during the  5-1/2 hour event.

 

Dennis Evans, Apartment 254, has been an Astronomer Member of the Slooh Community Observatories since 2012. (https://www.slooh.com) He captured the live images of Mercury from the Canary-Five Solar telescope that were assembled into the video. For details of the Canary-Five Solar telescope, click here.

Drum Circle Returns

Contributed by Nancy Lively

Thanks to a grant from the Collington Foundation, Katy Gaughan returned to the auditorium on October 28 to facilitate a drum circle for all Collington residents. The video show that there was hands on participation!  Three more drum circles will be scheduled over the next year so there will be more opportunities to participate.