Leading astronomers to see ‘Transit of Mercury’ from Srinagar

Leading astronomers to see ‘Transit of Mercury’ from Srinagar

Srinagar, May 7: Leading astronomers from across India and abroad will gather here on May 9 to view rare celestial event, the “Transit of Mercury”, which will be best viewed from Jammu and Kashmir.

“On May 9, 2016 a rare celestial event is taking place in the universe when planet Mercury will sail across the Sun (Transit of Mercury).

“As the event will be best viewed from Kashmir, leading astronomers from across the country and from various parts of the world will be gathering at Kashmir University campus to watch the event which will be telecast live on the Rajya Sabha TV from the convocation complex of the University between 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.,” an official statement said.

The event will coincide with the 34th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI-2016) which will be inaugurated by Governor N.N. Vohra at the varsity campus on May 10, it added.

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