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Broemmelsiek Park hosts viewing for rare, astronomical event

On Monday, Nov. 11, at the Astronomy Viewing Area in Broemmelsiek Park, 1615 Schwede Road in Wentzville, a rare astronomical event known as the transit of Mercury will be experienced.

To commemorate the occasion, members of the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri [ASEM] will offer spectators of all ages the opportunity to view the planet of Mercury as it travels between the sun and the earth, from sunrise to noon, through high-powered telescopes on-site at the park’s star-viewing area.

Similar to a solar eclipse, the special daytime event sky only occurs 13 times a century and won’t happen again in the United States until 2049.

For more information about this event and other stargazing programs hosted by ASEM members, visit asemonline.org or email outreach@asemonline.org. For more information and specifics about the event or park, visit stccparks.org.

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