Periodically Mercury☿ reaches its greatest angular separation in the sky (elongation) from the Sun☉. This is the safest way to view Mercury☿ by amateurs.
Come join us at the Burbank Soccer Complex! The planet will appear as a “half-Mercury☿.” Venus♀ will also be seen.
ALERT: The beginning of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Meeting at HRPO is being pushed back until 7:15 pm to allow for HRPO personnel at Burbank to return to HRPO. The equipment will be picked up (and the event will end) promptly at 7:00 pm!
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, January 23, 2020, 03:55 PM.