>For all of you astronomy folks who have never seen Mercury, this is the time of year to do it. Between July 18th and July 30th, Mercury will be visible early in the morning, between Orion and Gemini. The best viewing time is about 30 minutes before sunrise, so you may want to grab a light jacket before you head out. Set your alarm early, grab your telescope and star charts, and find youself a nice open view of the eastern skies. Your view may not be very exciting, but it is still a feat to claim that you’ve seen it since it is so close to the sun. Good telecope choices to view mercury include the Meade ETX 90 AT, or you can use a nice set of 10×50 binoculars.